The body of a woman was found today, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in the Town of Clarence. Troopers with the New York State Police found the body of the deceased female near Spaulding Green Parkway and Goodrich Road in the Town of Clarence.

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The body was found in shallow water at approximately 2 pm. Investigators with NYSP are trying to identify the woman. Currently, police don't have any evidence of foul play. NYSP is still investigating and will release more information as it becomes available.

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Clarence Woman Missing Since March

A 31-year-old woman, Lindsey Wozniak, has been missing from Clarence since March, according to WIVB. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office describes her as 'endangered'. Wozniak is 5 feet 4inches tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. Her nose is pierced, she has a tattoo on her left shoulder and one on her forearm that says 'faith'. If you have any information about her call the Sheriff’s Office at (716) 858-2903.

These Are the Top 5 Causes of Death in Buffalo and Erie County [List]

5. Unintentional Injury - 424 (40.7 per 100,000)

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4. Cerebrovascular Disease - 477 (35.4 per 100,000)

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons defines cerebrovascular disease as,

The term cerebrovascular disease includes all disorders in which an area of the brain is temporarily or permanently affected by ischemia or bleeding and one or more of the cerebral blood vessels are involved in the pathological process. Cerebrovascular disease includes stroke, carotid stenosis, vertebral stenosis and intracranial stenosis, aneurysms, and vascular malformations.

3. CLRD - 482 (36.5 per 100,000)

CLRD stands for chronic lower respiratory disease, which Very Well Health defines as,

a group of conditions that affect the lungs and are considered the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States.1 CLRD encompasses chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis; as well as asthma, pulmonary hypertension, and occupational lung diseases.

2. Cancer - 2,054 (160.6 per 100,000)

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1. Heart Disease - 2,387 (180.0 per 100,000)

COVID-19 Deaths - 2,261

Although the data is from 2018, it is the most recent available from the New York Department of Health. One thing is clear, although the #5 through # 3 causes of death vary by county, cancer, and heart disease remain consistent as the #2 and #1 causes. While there's no way to see where deaths from COVID-19 would rank officially, you can see that they will probably make the top 5 when the numbers for 2020 and 2021 are finally released.