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Foul Play Suspected In Death By AL PERLMAN Police are investigating as a possible homicide the death of a Liverpool housewife whose body was found floating in a swamp off a desolate dirt road in the Town of Lysander Wednesday. 'it's definitely suspicious. It could have been a suicide or an accident, but right now we are pursuing it as if it's a homicide," declared Senior Investigator William Burns of the North Syracuse state police substation. Burns said the body of Mrs. Elaine E. Fanizzi. 42. of 4226 Regulus Course, was discovered at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, about an hour after the woman was reported missing by her husband. Anthony. When police pulled the body from the murky, two - foot deep water shortly after 3 p.m.. il was fully clothed and had no visible markings to indicate foul play. An autopsy to determine the cause of death was scheduled for Thursday morning by the Onondaga County Medical Examiner's Office. "We really won't know where we're going with our investigation until then." Burns said. The bodv was discovered by Trooper Donald Warner, who had just left the Fanizzi home after filling out a missing person's report on the woman. According to Burns, Fanizzi told Warner he had last seen his wife at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, when she left the house in a green 1973 Oldsmobile. The couple reportedly had been having marital problems. After leaving the Fanizzi residence, Warner went on his regular patrol, which included the Potter Road section of Lvsander. about three miles northeast of the Village of Baldwinsville. (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) Csonka Goes to Giants NEW YORK (UPI) - Fullback Larry Csonka. whose bone - jarring running powered the Miami Dolphins to two straight Super Bowl championships, signed a million dollar, multiyear contract with the New York Giants Wednesday night. Announcement of Csonka 's suprise signing was made jointly by the 29 - year old fullback. Wellington Mara, president of the Giants, and club General Manager Andy Robustelli at a hurriedly called news conference.