Salt Lake County sheriff's homicide detectives planned to canvass a west 35th South neighborhood Monday for leads in the stabbing death of a 71-year-old woman.
The body of Flora Rundle was found inside her home at 3518 S. 300 West about 1 p.m. Sunday by relatives who became concerned when they were unable to reach her, said sheriff's Lt. Bernard Hahn."They hadn't heard from her in several days and went over to check on her," he said.
An intruder apparently forced his way through the front door and repeatedly stabbed Rundle in the back.
Lt. Ben Forbes said Monday that there were no suspects and a motive was unknown. An autopsy was under way Monday to determine when she died and whether she had been sexually assaulted.
The death could have occurred any time within the past three or four days, detectives said.
Rundle lived alone, and her house is surrounded by businesses, all of which were closed on Sunday, but detectives hoped to locate someone in the area who might have seen or heard something suspicious.