On June 3rd, around 6:50 a.m., Evansville Police Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of E Michigan St. in reference to a deceased person. Officers located the Victim, 85-year-old Betty Stevens, in the backyard of her residence who was unfortunately beyond help. EPD Adult Investigations Detectives and EPD Crime Scene Detectives arrived on scene and noticed there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.
The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office scheduled an autopsy and determined that the Victim died from manual strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head.
A person of interest has been identified and interviewed by detectives, however, no arrest has been made yet. This is still an active investigation. If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact the EPD Adult Investigations Unit at (812) 436-7979