Woman died from blunt head trauma, homicide, officials say

By Laura McVicker, Columbian staff writer

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An autopsy has concluded that a Vancouver woman found dead in her apartment Monday night died from blunt head trauma, the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office reported Friday.

Deneace L. McSpadden, 57, was the victim of a homicide, a deputy medical examiner said.

Vancouver police detectives are still investigating and have yet to make an arrest. Vancouver police have declined to release further details, citing the active investigation.

The death was reported at about 7 p.m. Monday night at a duplex at 1006 S.E. Morgan Road, off Middle Way and just north of state Highway 14.