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Rensselaer death investigation officially a homicide case

RENSSELAER, Ind. (WLFI) – The death of a 77-year-old Rensselaer woman is now a homicide investigation. An autopsy performed on Trula Alliss Saturday determined the cause of death is blunt force trauma.

As WISH-TV News sister station WLFI News 18 previously reported, Rensselaer Police responded to a report of a possible dead woman inside an apartment Thursday night, and found Alliss dead.

The death was then ruled suspicious by police.

Police believe sometime between February 3 at noon and February 5 at 5 p.m., someone entered Alliss’ apartment at the 900 block of B-Mar Drive and killed her.

The possibility of a sexual assault has not been ruled out, and police are waiting for lab results to confirm an assault.

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There are no suspects at this time.

Police have increased patrols in the area of Alliss’ apartment.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Rensselaer Police Department at 219-866-7602.

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