A Salt Lake woman was killed Friday, apparently the victim of a beating.

Homicide detectives found the body of Patricia J. Finsley, about 40 years old, at the bottom of the stairs inside her home at 1461 S. West Temple.Detectives went to the address after the attorney of the woman's husband contacted them at 9:45 a.m., said Lt. Norm Thompson.

"The exact cause of death is unknown, but there is some evidence of a facial injury."