BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — An elderly woman that found dead at home in Battle Creek on Oct. 23 has been identified as Betty Smith, police say.
Authorities were investigating the case as a murder, and has now confirmed that she was stabbed.
Officers responded to a home in the 100 block of West Fountain Street around 5:45 p.m. Saturday where family members found the woman, 81, unresponsive.
Police and first responders confirmed the woman was murdered. Battle Creek detectives are now looking for information regarding the case.
Anyone with information that might help police is asked to call the station at 269-966-3322, the non-emergency number at 269-781-0911 or Silent Observer at 269-964-3888.
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