UPDATE: LaFayette Police Chief Benji Clift tells NewsChannel9 that the GBI has ruled the woman's cause of death as cirrhosis of the liver.
A teenager finds a woman dead inside her apartment in LaFayette Saturday night.
Now state investigators are involved in that woman's death.
Lafayette Police says a maintenance worker went to the woman's home Friday to fix the water in her apartment. He sent his teenage son back over the next day to make sure everything was okay. That's when they say he found Middleton lying in a pool of blood and called police.
"I'm kind of surprised about what's going on especially this close to where my kids play. I don't want my children playing around in a place like this where it's not safe," said neighbor Wallace Bronson.
Linda Gordy lives next door to Middleton and says a boy came running to her home screaming, saying Middleton was covered in blood.
"I was just devastated. I could not believe nothing like that. I could not believe it," said Gordy.
Lafayette Police Chief Benji Clift says when they got inside Middleton's apartment, they called for help from state investigators.
"The appearance of the inside of the residence was enough to launch the GBI," said Chief Clift.
Chief Clift says as of right now, Middleton's death is being ruled a homicide. But that could change, because he says Middleton had an extensive medical history.
"We do have some contributing factors that could possibly lead us away from a homicide but the way the scene was found and the situation that the scene appeared to be in, we're going to keep working it as a homicide," said Chief Clift.
Chief Clift says they've interviewed the teenager but have no reason to believe he's a suspect. They've also interviewed Middleton's estranged husband but say he hasn't lived at the South Main Street home in years and also believe he isn't involved in her death.
Chief Clift says they'll have to wait for the autopsy, to determine exactly how Middleton died.
By Alyssa Spirato