APPLETON – The Appleton Police Department is investigating the suspicious death of a woman on the city’s south side.
Officers were dispatched about 3 p.m. Thursday to check on the welfare of the woman, a press release from the police department said. Officers worked throughout the day to try and locate the woman but were unsuccessful.
Just after 1:15 a.m. Friday, officers entered an apartment in the 200 block of Valley Road where they found the woman dead. The cause of the death remains unknown at this point in the investigation, police said.
Ira Tobolowsky, 68, was found dead inside his burning garage at his North Dallas home on May 13, 2016. The medical examiner’s office ruled his death a homicide — he died of blunt force injuries, smoke inhalation and burns.
His killer hasn’t been caught, and police have not named any suspects in the case.
In the petition filed in November, Dallas attorney Michael Tobolowsky wrote that based on a meeting with the Dallas police chief and the Tobolowsky family, as well as comments from other Dallas police representatives, “it is clear that the investigation … has gone ‘cold.'”
Police officers have launched an investigation into the suspicious death of a mentally ill resident of a home for the elderly in Arima after she suffered severe burns and was only taken for treatment five days after the incident.
Investigators said they have since uncovered a house of horror where over 10 residents, including mentally-ill people, were living in squalid conditions.
Police were called in by hospital authorities after Margaret Thomas was admitted to the Arima District Hospital on February 3.
Thomas, a mental out-patient, was registered under a false name and relatives only found out about her death a day after she died.
An autopsy revealed that Thomas died from sepsis and burns.
Tissue samples were also taken for further forensic histology testing.
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs.