Elderly Sedalia woman stabbed, strangled in home

Thursday, September 9, 2010 | 4:25 p.m. CDT

SEDALIA — Sedalia police say a 76-year-old woman who was found dead in her home was stabbed and strangled.

The victim, Rebekah Marcus, was found Tuesday in her home by her health care aide.

Sedalia Police Commander Larry Ward said an autopsy showed Marcus died from blunt force trauma to the head, stab wounds and strangulation.

The Sedalia Democrat reports that Ward said Marcus was stabbed in the chest at least twice with a fillet knife. He said it was not yet known whether anything was stolen from the home.

The Rural Missouri Major Case Squad is helping with the investigation.


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