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Update: Death of woman not a homicide, police say

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Investigators have determined that the death of a woman in Franklin Mobile Home Park was not a homicide.

An autopsy determined Bonnie Lindell, 52, who was found dead Friday morning, died of causes other than homicide, according to a news release from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators are waiting for the final results from the autopsy, the release said.

Emergency workers had been called to check on Lindell the night before her death and saw bruising on her face and arms, but she had refused medical treatment, the release said.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home at Lot 31 at about 11 p.m. Thursday after a caller had asked them to check on Lindell. Lindell and three men were inside the home, and the men told officers that Lindell had been drinking and had fallen on a coffee table, the release said.

Lindell was in bed and spoke with emergency workers, saying she had fallen earlier in the day. Both of her eyes were swollen shut, her elbow was deformed, and she had bruises on her face and arm, the release said.

She told emergency workers she was tired and wanted to sleep, did not want them touching her and wanted to be left alone. She refused treatment, the release said.

Emergency workers checked with their superiors, who said they could not take her to a hospital if she refused treatment. Emergency workers told Lindell’s family members that were in the home to take her to get medical treatment as soon as possible, the release said.

The next morning, at about 10:45 a.m., emergency workers were called to the same home where Lindell was found dead, the release said.


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