Update: Pratt Police Say Death Is Homicide

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Update:

The Pratt Police Department has determined the woman's body found dead in her home Saturday, is a result of a homicide.

Police found 48-year-old Alesia Dorris-Graham dead in her home after responding to a burglary complaint. Investigators are not releasing how Dorris-Graham died, but autopsy results reveal the method of attack was extremely aggressive and brutal. Police reports indicate she was disabled.

Police said this homicide was not a random attack. No suspects have been arrested.

Police ask that as the investigation continues, anyone with information is asked to contact the Pratt Police Department (620) 672-5551, or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at 1-800-KS-CRIME.
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Original Story:

The Pratt Police Department is investigating a possible homicide for the first time in nearly 20 years. The body of a woman in her late-40's was discovered by a home health worker Saturday morning inside her home in the 600 block of S. High St, according to Chief Steve Holmes.
The health care worker last saw the woman alive Friday night around 6:00.

Neighbors, who said they heard a loud pick up outside the home late Friday night now just hope answers come soon.

"There is evidence of forced entry," Holmes says. "So we do suspect foul play."

Holmes says it is not known how the woman was killed. Her body has been transferred to the Sedgwick County Forensic Science Center for positive ID and an autopsy.

"We know this person lived alone," said Holmes. "We haven't been able to determine yet if anything from inside is missing."

The Pratt County Sheriff's Department and the KBI are helping with the investigation. Holmes is not releasing the name of the victim and no suspect information is known at this time.

"They had both ends of the street blocked off and it was taped around our tree. All the cops were out there,"said Deborah Wright, who lives down the street.

Anyone who might have information about this crime is asked to call the Pratt County Police Department at 620-672-4133 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME.


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