97-Year-Old Killed in Home Invasion, Robbery

Sunday, Dec 1, 2013  |  Updated 10:30 AM CDT
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97-Year-Old Killed in Home Invasion, Robbery

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Pennsylvania State Police say a 97-year-old woman was killed in what appears to be a home invasion and robbery in Luzerne County.

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Troopers identified the victim as Gertrude Price of Nanticoke.
 
Investigators said the elderly woman was discovered around 10 a.m. Friday by family members, who came to check on her when she wasn't answering the phone.
 
Police say Price last spoke to her family around 10:20 p.m. Thursday and neighbors noticed that her house lights were on around 11 p.m. that night.

Neighbors told police it was highly unusual for Price to be up that late so investigators suspect the crime happened late Thanksgiving night. Investigators suspect the assailant entered the home through a basement window.
 
An autopsy will be conducted Saturday. Authorities declined to provide additional details.

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