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June 16, 2019

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Coroner IDs woman, 70, found dead in ransacked home

An elderly woman whose body was found in her ransacked east valley townhouse Wednesday morning has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Mary Margaret Trimble, 70.

Trimble, a musician and member of the Nevada Chamber Symphony, died from asphyxiation, officials said. Her death was ruled a homicide.

A cleaning crew found Trimble’s body about 10 a.m. in a gated community on Dawnflower Street, near Mojave Road, Metro Police said. The home had been burglarized, police said.

Friend Rebecca Ramsey told KSNV-TV that Trimble was an accomplished viola player who performed with her husband and son on a Lawrence Welk Christmas Show in 1979.

“Anytime anybody — especially an elderly person — is killed in their own house, this is a major concern,” Metro Lt. Dan McGrath said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro at 702-828-3521 or via email at [email protected]. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at".

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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