Approximately 20 investigators from the Major case squad continue to follow up on leads surrounding the death of Elizabeth Faria, who was found deceased on 12/27/2011 in her residence. Currently this investigation is being looked at as a homicide, at this time.
The preliminary investigation reveals no signs of forced entry to the victim’s home, and no items were reported missing from it.
Preliminary autopsy results indicate the victim (Elizabeth Faria); died from stab type wounds with no evidence of sexual assault. The final autopsy report is pending further analysis of evidence and toxicology.
A subject has been taken into custody in connection with this incident, and any formal charges are pending the review by the Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
This is an ongoing investigation, and more information will follow as it develops.
On the afternoon of 12/29/2011 the suspect in custody regarding this incident was released pending further investigation.The major case squad is continuing to investigate this incident.