Youngstown Police are investigating the death of someone found in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree on Mahoning Avenue.

The deceased was found in their car around 5:30 p.m. and appears to have died of natural causes, though that's not been confirmed, according to Lt. Mohammed Awad.

Police say the deceased is a woman in her mid 40's.

Awad adds that a large police presence is there to protect the scene from family members attempting to see the body before the Mahoning County Coroner' Office gets there to investigate the body further.

This is a developing news story and will be updated when more information becomes available.