Lake Worth Police: Death Of 83-year-Old “Suspicious”

By Melissa Newton, CBS 11 News

LAKE WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Police are investigating the possible homicide of an 83-year-old woman.

The body was discovered in a house in the 4500 block of Norris Valley Drive in Lake Worth.

Police are waiting for the autopsy results before officially ruling the woman’s death a homicide. But they say something about the situation doesn’t look right.

“Our officers responded to a welfare check,” explained Lake Worth Police Chief Dave Tatsak. “[The officers] made forced entry into the residence because there was no response, and discovered that we are investigating as a suspicious death.”

The woman’s body was found inside of her home yesterday afternoon.

A concerned family member who had not heard from the woman in several days originally called out police to the house.

Although investigators are not releasing much information and will not say what is “suspicious” about the woman’s death, Monday afternoon the house was still surrounded by crime scene tape.

Neighbor Christine Williams told CBS 11 News that while she had not seen the woman lately she never suspected anything was wrong. “It kind of scares me. It really scares me, because we’ve never had anything like this in our neighborhood, always been quiet, and it kind of makes you wonder what can happen,” Williams said with concern.

Police are asking for the publics help in the investigation. “Anything that they [the public] could do to help us focus on who may have been in that residence or around the house would be extremely helpful,” said Chief Tatsak.

Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area should call Lake Worth police at (817) 237-1224.

  • Greggory J. Cassady

    I lived across the street from the lady whose body was found in the house. It has been very upsetting to everyone that knew her since she was always there for anyone that needed her. She will always be missed and our thoughts and prayers are there for her family and everyone that felt the same way my family did about her. She will always be missed, but she is headed home to her husband in Heaven. We love you I.Z.

  • Derek Trammell

    I’ll miss you Aunt Irene….I loved you dearly!!!! Say hi to my grandma please!!!

    • Greggory J. Cassady

      We lived at 4513 Norris Valley Dr. directly across the street from 1978 to 1998 and knew your Aunt well. She was a very kind and caring person that would do anything for her neighbors if they needed it. She helped our family many times when we needed it and we would always return the favor anytime she needed it. Our sympathy to you and your family.

  • Linda Trammell

    I already miss you so much, Aunt Irene. You were always my favorite aunt. Now you are in heaven with my mother, Christine. Love you.

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