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The original item was published from 10/28/2022 6:41:00 PM to 10/31/2022 12:00:03 AM.

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Posted on: October 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Update: Police identify Fountain Street murder victim

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Update 10/28 - Police have identified the victim as Betty Smith. Police confirmed she was stabbed.

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Battle Creek Police are looking for any information that might help them investigate the murder of an 81-year-old woman. 

At about 5:45 p.m. Saturday, police responded to a home in the 100 block of West Fountain Street. Family members had found the woman unresponsive.  

Police and EMS responded to the home, and confirmed the woman had died, and not of natural causes. BCPD detectives and Crime Lab representatives responded to investigate the situation as a murder. 

If anyone in the community has information related to this situation that might help police, please call the station at 269-966-3322, the non-emergency number at 269-781-0911, or Silent Observer at 269-964-3888. 

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