Death of Shelbyville woman, 74, ruled a homicide

Police announced Monday that Genevieve Kelly did not die of natural causes. Kelly was found in her ransacked home last Friday.

Shelbyville, Ind.

Shelbyville police launched a homicide investigation Monday, in the death of a 74-year-old woman.

Genevieve Kelly was found dead in her ransacked home last Friday. The exact cause of death is not being released at this time. Detectives do not have any suspects, persons of interest or a motive.

During a press conference Monday afternoon, Shelbyville police spokesman Lt. Michael Turner said the public is not in danger.

"When something like this happens, it rocks the whole community," said Lt. Turner. "We're working hard and we've got a lot of officers out. We would like to think this is an isolated case and we're going to work and get it solved and we want the people of Shelbyville to know that they're safe."

On Monday, Kelly's relatives went back to the crime scene to determine if anything was taken from her home.

Kelly's pastor, Bob Landis, said he has been helping her relatives grieve.

"The family is, I would say, stunned, shocked. Going through all the emotions that any one of us would do first, you know, denial, no, just asking the questions why?"

Police said there were no signs of forced entry, but Fox59 saw a locksmith at the house, Monday evening.

Lt. Turner said detectives believe the crime happened between 6 p.m. on Jan. 5 and 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 6, when police received a 911 call.

If you noticed anything strange in the neighborhood leading up the crime, you should report it to Shelbyville Police.


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