GILROY -- The suspicious death of a 74-year-old woman found with trauma to her upper body at a Bristlecone Court home on Tuesday has been classified as a homicide by Gilroy police.

The woman, who was found unconscious by officers at the home around 6:30 p.m., was identified as Doris Mae Knapp. Rescue personnel tried to revive the victim, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said there was a family member present when they arrived, but have not elaborated on what they believe may have happened at the home.

"Detectives continue to investigate this crime around the clock," according to a news release.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Gilroy police Detective Bolton at 408-846-0350. Anonymous tips can be submitted to 1-800-782-7463.

Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.



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