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Death of 93-year-old Connecticut woman found at bottom of stairs ruled homicide

Posted at 9:35 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 09:35:55-04

STAMFORD, Conn. — Connecticut police say they’re treating the death of a 93-year-old woman found at the bottom of her basement stairs as a homicide.

Stamford police identified the woman as Isabella Mehner.

Police responded Wednesday to a single-family home after relatives found Mehner dead at the bottom of a staircase leading to her basement. Family members went to check on her when they could not reach her by telephone.

Police, with the assistance of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, determined Thursday her injuries weren’t consistent with a fall down the stairs.

Mehner lived alone and family members told police it appears several personal items are missing.

Police are seeking help from anyone who saw anything suspicious Wednesday near the Cove Road and Willowbrook Avenue intersection, between noon and 8 p.m.