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UPDATE: Authorities Investigate Death Of Clark Woman

An elderly woman was found dead in her home. The cause of death has not yet been released.

Clark Police and county authorities are investigating the death of a Rolling Hill Way resident.

According to unconfirmed reports, the body of an elderly woman was found in her home Saturday evening. Police could not be reached for comment as of the time of this report. The incident was reported just before 9 p.m. on July 7. Units from the Union County Sheriff's Department were on the scene along with local police to conduct an investigation.

John Holl, a spokesman for the Union County Prosecutor's Office said late Saturday evening that the UCPO is conducting an investigation into the incident, which will include an autopsy to determine the cause of death. The death has not yet been ruled a homicide and investigators are working to gather more details.

Outside the two-story home, crime scene tape stretched across the property and through the intersection of the street. A few local, uniformed police walked in and out of the garage of the home, while other officers with flashlights appeared to be searching the perimeter of the house and neighboring residences. A single light glowed from a room on the second floor of the victim's home and from behind the front door.

As additional investigators began to arrive, a small crowd of neighbors - including a few local teenagers - emerged from their homes on the quiet, tree-lined street and gathered on the corner to discuss the incident.

Neighbors described the victim as a "nice lady."

"She's nice. She always talks to people around here," one neighbor said.

Residents did not know the victim's age or if she lived alone in the house, but they believe she may be in her 60s. Authorities have not released the name of the woman who's body was found, or any other information about the victim or the incident.

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Frank Demarco July 08, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Please update soon.
M. Bird July 08, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Must be a homicide/murder for heavy Police presence and crime tape. They just don't want to rile people up with talk of a killer or killers roaming around Clark. Most likely a family member though. I'm sure she wasn't a member of the Bloods.
Julia Roberts July 08, 2012 at 08:09 PM
She had her throat slit so I would say it was probably a homicide. I just can't belive this happened in Clark, nothing happens there but maybe because the apartment units are now accepting section 8 things like this might start occurring more frequently.
Toniann Antonelli (Editor) July 08, 2012 at 10:38 PM
We're still waiting to obtain additional information from the Union County Prosecutor's Office. As soon as the UCPO releases the cause of death, we will post an update.
jessie July 08, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Dumbest comment possible I think...im sure this (not that anything has been confirmed yet) was done by an apartment renter from clark, just who the heck else could it possibly be? Thank goodness for stand up people like you "julia roberts", im sure as a contributing and vital member of clark, you're in the know and are so informed how there has NEVER been crime or a murder in clark....How about thoughts are with the victim and im sure the police will do a great job...sad to hear regardless of cause.
Jessie July 08, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Dumbest comment possible I think...im sure this (not that anything has been confirmed yet) was done by an apartment renter from clark, just who the heck else could it possibly be? Thank goodness for stand up people like you "julia roberts", im sure as a contributing and vital member of clark, you're in the know and are so informed how there has NEVER been crime or a murder in clark....How about thoughts are with the victim and im sure the police will do a great job...sad to hear regardless of cause.
Julia Roberts July 09, 2012 at 12:56 AM
Alright Jessie you will feel dumb when you hear her throat was slit.
j July 09, 2012 at 12:57 AM
I doubt it was anyone section 8. There was stuff within the family going on. Who reported the crime? Why didn't Aunt Vera have the alarm on like usual? She was such a nice person. This is a horror!
Jessie July 09, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Not at all.... I'm saying your ignorant remark regarding apartments and section 8, along with how nothing has ever happened here, was dumb. I read the same thing about cause of death on this site in the original article but it has since been removed, so while that may be what happened, for some reason it isn't here now and I'll wait for official facts before speculating wildly about those involved. Again, my thoughts are with the victim and the good work of our local pd.
sp resident July 09, 2012 at 12:09 PM
After reading this I was totally disgusted by your comment! Why would you automatically assume that a Section 8 individual would kill a nice ,white old lady? Don't you watch crime stories, it's always a close relative or family friend? This world will never change until people like yourself think that anyone below your spectrum is a killer. Well wake up! someone out there from suburb ole Clark, whose not on Section 8 is a killer, so lock your doors!
Ann July 19, 2012 at 02:28 PM
I dont think this eldery woman killed herself. I think it was someone she knew, she figure she let the person in because she knew them and didn't think they would kill her. I don't think the person wore gloves or anything because she would probably would end up screaming or something. So the person just killed her without it. They say the family was having some problems and i really think one of the sons killed her. You never see murder in clark like that and its gotta be someone she knows because i wouldnt think she would kill herself or let any starngers in her house. Clark is known as a safe town. There are lots of cops around that area. I'm not from clark but my friend lives near that eldery ladys house. I'm always seeing a cop around that area. I'm sure its one of the sons because if they had a family issues, one the sons didn't like what was said i'm sure they killed her. Now theses days you hear alot of kids killing there parents. I hope they punish the person who ever did this to this woman. God rest her soul
Dave July 19, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I know this is freedom of speech but the nerve of you to write what you did about the 3 sons. Is a crime in itself. Good luck in your career in police work. Dave
Ann July 19, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Im sure most people here think its a family relative too. Im not the only one. You hear now and days kids are killing there own parents from family problems. I'm only saying this because you never hear a murder happen in clark like this and i hardly doubt its a stranger. Thanks for your hard work reminding me its a crime for my freedom of speech about the sons and keep the good work chef.
Tony Renna August 21, 2012 at 08:27 PM
This was no robbery.Nothing was stolen, the house was not ransacked.It was a crime of passion. She knew her killer and either let him in or he had access to the garage code to get in.Someone got very angry and grabbed one of this poor woman's kitchen knives to do the deed. He left it at the crime scene. Figuring it out is common sense. The police know who did this. Unfortunately it's NOT what you know. It's what you can PROVE. tony

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