JANESVILLE - Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in her home Thursday.
Janesville Police Lt. Chad Pearson said he doesn’t believe there is any danger to the public, and police “are not actively looking for anybody at this point.”
At the same time, Pearson said he could not yet rule out the possibility that someone caused the 53-year-old’s death.
“We’ve spoken to everybody she had been in contact with. They’ve been cooperative, and we’ve since released them. We’re going to try to determine how she ended up with the injuries we found on her,” Pearson said.
Pearson described the injuries as including “considerable bruising and other marks that are concerning.” He would not elaborate.
Pearson said police found no evidence of a break-in or of any evident use of a weapon, although he could not rule out the involvement of a weapon.
A member of the woman’s household found her not breathing in her bedroom in the 500 block of South Academy Street and called authorities shortly before 1 a.m., Pearson said, adding she was dead when police arrived.