Coroner determines Inyokern woman found dead in June was strangled to death

Crime Watch

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Coroner’s Office determined an Inyokern woman who was found dead at her home in June was strangled to death.

The body of 62-year-old Susan Laurie Alfson was found in the home on Orchard Avenue near Broadway on June 14. The sheriff’s office said deputies were called to the home for a reported death, and determined the death as suspicious because of “the suspicious nature in which the decedent was located.”

A sheriff’s office spokesperson said a man who knew Alfson was detained and questioned as a person of interest when Alfson’s body was discovered, but was not arrested.

The coroner released the findings Friday, ruling Alfson’s death a homicide with a cause of death of strangulation. The investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 661-861-3110.

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