BREAKING: Lake of the Woods Assault Now Ruled Homicide
BOONE COUNTY- A 67-year-old woman who was assaulted on Monday in her Lake of the Woods home, died Wednesday afternoon at University Hospital. Aletha M. Turner's death has now been ruled a homicide.
Relatives found the woman unconscious around 8:30 a.m. on Monday. She was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad and law enforcement offices are continuing to follow up on numerous leads at this time.
Turner's neighbors said she lived alone and they hadn't seen her the prior to the incident. Thomas Sullivan, a detective with the Boone County Sheriff's office, wouldn't comment on whether they suspected someone who knew the woman.
Investigators say Turner had lived in Boone County for only a couple of years. She was originally from Illinois.
An autopsy Thursday morning should determine her exact cause of death.
Sullivan also said a 1000 dollar award is being offered for information leading to an arrest. The sheriff's office is encouraging anyone with information to call 875-TIPS.