UPDATE: Police identify victim in Monday homicide

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Updated: June 29, 2011, 9:30 PM

 

UPDATE: Cause of woman’s death still undetermined

Vancouver police detectives on Wednesday had not yet revealed the cause of death in the case of Deneace L. McSpadden, 57, who was found with a head injury Monday in a duplex apartment at 1006 S.E. Morgan Road, off Middle Way and just north of state Highway 14.

McSpadden’s death is considered a homicide and detectives are looking for the culprit, an official said.

“We’re beating the bushes and making some progress,” Detective Sgt. Scott Creager with Vancouver’s Major Crimes Unit said Wednesday. Creager said he could give no further details.

Anyone with related information is asked to call 911.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police have identified a victim of a Monday night homicide as 57-year-old Deneace L. McSpadden.

Vancouver police Sgt. Scott Creager said detectives were able to tentatively identify McSpadden based on witness interviews. He said a Wednesday autopsy will establish McSpadden's cause of death.

Police are continuing their investigation into the homicide of at an apartment complex and have not released any other details to the public.

Kim Kapp, spokeswoman for the Vancouver Police Department, said she anticipates an autopsy to be conducted either this afternoon or tomorrow morning.

Vancouver police were called at 7 p.m. Monday to the homicide in a run-down duplex at 1006 S.E. Morgan Road, off ­Middle Way and just north of state Highway 14.