Truckee homicide cause of death released |

Truckee homicide cause of death released

TRUCKEE ” Police are saying the woman killed in Tahoe Donner died of blunt force trauma.

The April 30 death of Beverly Beatrice Williams, 77, in her home on Bavarian Way, is being investigated as a homicide, with the aid of the California Department of Justice and FBI.

“When there is a blunt force trauma and we are unable to corroborate natural activities that point to causing those injuries we have to take it to the next level,” said Truckee Police Chief Nick Sensley.

Sensley said law enforcement still have no suspects, but said none of the evidence points to a spree or targeted behavior that should cause alarm in the community.

Police are no longer holding Williams’ property under their control, Sensley said, but are continuing patrols both in the area and around town.

“There is a certain heightened patrol diligence in gathering information and clues in the normal duties of patrol,” Sensley said.

While Truckee Police are in charge of the investigation, Sensley said the Department of Justice is supporting the police in the analysis of forensic evidence, and the FBI is assisting in analysis and contacting people.

“They’re giving us an additional set of eyes and investigators,” Sensley said. “We have to carefully examine all the initial evidence, interviews, and information, start to draw a conclusion, and look for a suspect.”

Any information should be reported to Truckee Police at (530) 550-2324.

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