BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — The Battle Creek Police Department is asking the public for information about who may have killed an 81-year-old woman.
Around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Battle Creek police officers were sent to West Fountain Street near Caroline Street after receiving reports that family members found a woman unresponsive.
When officers and first responders arrived, they confirmed that the woman was dead and not of natural causes.
BCPD said detectives are investigating the death as a homicide, though they have not said how she died. Neighbors told News 8 police remained at the house until about 2 a.m. Sunday investigating.
The woman’s name has not been released. Neighbors couldn’t imagine who might want to hurt the woman, who they recalled as kind with a big heart. They say she could not walk and used a power chair to get around.
Anyone with information is asked to call BCPD at 269.966.3322 or Silent Observer at 269.964.3888.