Willmar Homicide 31 Jul 13

The death of an elderly Willmar woman is being treated as a homicide.

Kandiyohi County Sheriff Dan Hartog says investigators believe 79-year-old Lila Warwick was killed inside her home on Highway 12, on the east side of Willmar.

Hartog says shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday, deputies were asked to check on the welfare of Warwick who lives in the 3000 Block of East Highway 12, just outside the Willmar city limits. When deputies arrived they found Warwick dead.

At this time, no arrests have been made.

Authorities say details of the death, including how Warwick died and the nature of the incident, were not being released as releasing the information could jeopardize the on-going investigation.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department (320-235-1260).

Hartog says there’s no reason to believe the public is in danger.

Warwick’s body has been taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.