Update 8:07pm: Police now believe Howland was murdered. Click here for more.

A 69 year old woman was found dead at her home on Hamlet Street, Fairhaven. Neighbors are identifying her as Joyce Howland, a retired third grade Fairhaven school teacher. Neighbors also described police swarming around the scene wearing blue gloves while they conducted their investigation. The DA's office is not confirming the woman's identity and is only saying that more information will only be released after an autopsy is performed today. Watch more from ABC 6 below.