Woman, 100, found murdered

September 1, 2008 3:16:02 PM PDT
Investigators are looking for the killer of a 100-year-old woman. Authorities said Jessie Burke was found by her daughter on Sunday when she returned from the grocery store.

The woman was found in sitting in a chair in the den of her home on Payne Avenue in North Haven.

Police say there was no sign of forced entry and apparently nothing was stolen from the home. She had been shot in the head. Her death was ruled a homicide.

Burke was described as a spry woman who loved crossword puzzles.

She lived with her daughter, and had three other children. Police have not questioned the daughter in the slaying.

Detectives with the Suffolk County Police Department are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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