Scottsdale police investigate 'suspicious' death

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman
By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Police are investigating after a woman was found dead in a Scottsdale home on Sunday morning.

The address of the home is 626 N. 72nd Place, which is near Scottsdale and McKellips roads.

Police are characterizing the death of 50-year-old Janet Dobson as suspicious, according to an email from Sgt. Mark Clark with the Scottsdale Police Dept.

A male acquaintance, who came to see her, found her in the bathroom, apparently deceased, and called police at approximately 9:30 a.m.

Dobson was the only person in the house at the time her body was discovered.

Her boyfriend, 49-year-old Anthony Osuch was arrested at the house two nights ago for violating an order of protection taken out against him by Dobson, according to Sgt. Clark.

Osuch pleaded guilty to violating the protection order and was sentenced to serve an additional 24 hours in jail.

He was released from jail at about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Police located Osuch near Dobson's home on Sunday afternoon and he was arrested again for violating the order of protection.

He is being interviewed by detectives at this time, however, Sgt. Clark said it is too early in the investigation to say whether he has any involvement in the death of Dobson.

The cluttered and filthy condition of the house is making the investigation tedious and police are proceeding slowly, according to Sgt. Clark.

Police are expected to be processing the scene for many more hours.