BATAVIA — A woman was found dead Monday from a stab-wound to the neck at a Batavia motel.

According to the Genesee County Sheriff's Office, dispatchers received a call around 11:57 a.m. saying that there was an unresponsive woman in a room at 4056 W. Main St. in the Town of Batavia — the Sunset Motel.

Ambulance personnel and Genesee County sheriff's deputies were sent to the scene, where upon arriving they found a woman dead. The death was ruled suspicious, and the scene was secured for processing. The body was sent to the Monroe County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy and cause of death determination. On Tuesday, it was determined by the ME's Office that the death was a homicide caused by a puncture wound to the neck — more specifically, the carotid artery.

The woman's identity is known but the authorities had not released it as of Tuesday evening, as efforts are underway to locate her next of kin for notification purposes.

According to the Sheriff's Office, investigators are working on leads at this time, and will hold a news conference on Wednesday morning on the case.