Report: Minnetonka native murdered in Arizona suffered head trauma


Details have emerged in the death of a Minnetonka native who was found dead in her Arizona home on Feb. 18.

The Associated Press reported that Allison Feldman, slain in her suburban Phoenix home, suffered serious head trauma.

KPNX in Phoenix reported her body was lying in a pool of blood. Court documents released Friday provided new details about Feldman's murder said that first responders found that she had "cranial trauma." They also discovered a white substance around her body and smelled a bleach-like odor, the documents said.

Feldman's boyfriend found her nude with a cloth wrapped around her head. A surveillance camera from a nearby home confirmed the boyfriend's account of his arrival at the residence.

KPHO added that the court documents don't identify a suspect but indicate that police are "keeping an eye on a person who had contact with Feldman" in the past. In the Feb. 19 paperwork, a detective said investigators were seeking a warrant to monitor another person.

"We are not going to comment on the search warrant because of the integrity of the investigation," Scottsdale Police Dept. Sgt. Ben Hoster said. "This is a very sensitive case, and we are working nonstop."

Authorities have declined to say whether Feldman was sexually assaulted or if there were signs of a struggle; there were no signs of forced entry at her home in Scottsdale's Old Town.

Feldman, a 2001 Minnetonka High School graduate, graduated from the University of Arizona in 2005 and went on to work in sales for a Swedish medical-device company

Her father Harley Feldman said when he last talked to his daughter, she was looking forward to a business trip and had just bought a new dress. She also received a positive performance review at work and was talking about getting engaged.

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