Police: Body found in homePublished 1:06am Tuesday, January 8, 2013
SELMONT — There seems to be more questions than answers involving the discovery of a body in a Utah Street home Monday morning.
According to Lt. Johnny King of the Selma Police Department, the department received an emergency call about a body discovered on the second floor of the Utah Street home by one of the deceased’s family.
King said the body — a 30-year-old male — was found to have a stab wound in the abdomen.
“At this point, we are treating this as a death investigation,” King said. “We are continuing our investigation, our interviews, and expect to have a preliminary autopsy report [Tuesday] afternoon. At that time, we might change the nature of the investigation.”
King said based on the information gathered, the department might classify the death a homicide, a suicide or an accident.
“At this point, the coroner said the person might have been dead about five to six hours by the time we responded,” King said, adding the department arrived on the scene just before 10 a.m.
He said a number of items that might have been used to kill the victim were found in the home, but none of them have been found to be the instrument used in the stabbing yet.
“We have to wait on forensics to show us which — if any — of those items was used,” King said.
In the midst of the investigation so far Monday, King said the department learned a total of eight people — including the deceased — lived at the home, and all of them were at the home at the time the victim would have died.
“We will know a lot more when we get through these interviews and we get the preliminary autopsy report,” King said. “But, at this time, we are simply calling this a death investigation.”