No foul play is suspected in a case involving the discovery of a 64-year old Austin woman deceased in her residence Friday morning with an injury that was deemed suspicious in nature at the time.
Austin Chief of Police Dave McKichan reported that officers were dispatched at approximately 8:02 a.m. Friday morning on a report of an unresponsive adult female who was not breathing at her residence in the 1900 block of 3rd Avenue Northeast in Austin. Upon arrival, officers, Austin Fire and Mayo Ambulance personnel attempted life-saving measures that proved to be unsuccessful, and the woman was pronounced deceased at 8:31 a.m.
After the victim was declared deceased, Chief McKichan stated that the responding officers then asked an Austin Police Department Detective to respond and review the scene, in part due to an injury observed on the victim. The Austin Police Department then asked the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to assist and process the scene, and the victim was later sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. McKichan stated that after further investigation, it is now believed that foul play was not a factor in the woman’s death.
He added that a toxicology report in the case is still pending.