A relative of 50 year old Joan E. Duckworth found her dead in her home on 500 Portor St. on June 28th shortly after 9:00pm.
An autopsy showed she died due to blunt force trauma. Public Safety Director Doug Miller said they believe it is someone she knew. Miller declined they have any suspects, but did say they have been interviewing serveral people. Neighbors say Joan had lived at Portor for a couple months and on and off by herself. Police as and urge anyone who might have information should call the police department’s criminal investigation division 217.431.2245 or Crimestoppers 217.446-TIPS. All tips can remain anonymous.