Person of interest interviewed in Le Steele Blvd. homicide

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police have talked to a person of interest in Allen County’s latest homicide on Le Steele Boulevard.

Police said Diane Woods, 78, of Fort Wayne, was found unconscious Friday after family members couldn’t reach her for a few days. Police arrived and first called the scene a suspicious death.

After an autopsy performed Saturday, the Allen County Coroner’s Office determined that the death of a Woods was a homicide. The coroner said Woods died from blunt force trauma to the head.

“There’s a person of interest that we’re talking to,” said Officer Michael Joyner, Fort Wayne Police Department spokesperson. “We have talked to as part as the investigative process moving forward.”

NewsChannel 15 did speak with a family member of Woods. He said they were at her home cleaning it out.

Joyner said even though no witness may have been there to see who committed the crime, investigators say they’re not leaving any stone unturned.

“We expand the investigation to include individuals that live in the immediate area to ask them what they saw, what did they hear,” he said. “Potentially, information gathered by that process could be critical in sending us off in the right direction we want to go in.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department.

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