An autopsy Monday could reveal if a West Valley woman died Sunday of self-inflicted knife wounds, or if she was murdered, police say.
Bernadean Klingenberg, 44, was found dead of multiple stab wounds about 1 p.m. Sunday inside her home at 3958 S. Lance St. (3080 West). Her wounds were "extremely" recent, West Valley Police detective Alan Call said.She had been stabbed five times in the abdomen and her throat had been deeply slashed, West Valley Police Capt. Steve Shreeve said.
Her husband told police he had discovered her body on the bed after returning home from a softball game. Although it was suggested she had possibly died of self-inflicted wounds, evidence conflicts with the story, Call said.
"We believe the death is mysterious or highly suspcious," he said. Investigators recovered two knives from the bed.
The husband, also in his 40s, was taken to the police station for questioning and later released.
"We're in the process of interviewing neighbors, friends . . . just trying to get a feel of the relationship between husband and wife," Call said.
The woman has a son and daughter, both living in California, Shreeve said.