EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) -The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office and the Evansville Police Department (EPD) are ruling foul play was involved in a suspicious death in the 400 block of E. Michigan Street. Police released the name of the victim as 85-year-old Betty Stevens.
Ms. Stevens’ autopsy shows she died from strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head according to the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office. A person of interest has been identified and interviewed by detectives. The investigation is still active and no arrests have been made yet.
EPD officers were called to the 400 block of E. Michigan at 6:50 a.m. on June 3. Officers said they located Ms. Stevens in the backyard of her residence and found she was beyond help.
EPD Adult Investigations and Crime Scene Detectives arrived on scene and noticed there were suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the EPD Adult Investigations Unit at (812) 436-7979.