Update: Police Find Handgun at the Scene of a Suspicious Death

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Updated: 2/12/2013 9:56 am
UPDATE: Pocatello Police say they found a handgun at the scene of Sunday morning's shooting which left a Pocatello woman dead.

Lt. Paul Manning says preliminary analysis indicates it's a .38 caliber revolver. Further testing will determine if any evidence can be obtained from the firearm.

Manning says investigators continue to work diligently on this case with further interviews and in some situations, re-interviewing some of the people involved.

No suspects or persons of interest have been identified.

Many items of evidence located at the scene are being processed and could take several days, to a few weeks, depending on the analysis required, to get the results.

Manning added that the department appreciates the patience of the public as they work through this difficult and tragic case.


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When referring to Sunday's suspicious death investigation, Lt. Paul Manning called it a shooting incident in a recent news release.

Lt. Manning says the autopsy on Nettie Adair is complete and the results are pending. Investigators still have interviews to complete and possible witnesses to contact. At this stage of the investigation, detectives are not considering anyone as suspects at this time.

Manning adds that the autopsy results will be very important to the case and the additional interviews should help investigators determine the cause of death and if anyone was responsible or contributed in any way to the death of Nettie Adair.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Bannock County Coroner has released the name of the Pocatello woman who died early Sunday morning.

Coroner Kim Quick identified the victim as Nettie Adair, 28. Quick also added that the victim's death is still under investigation but he could not elaborate if this was a homicide case.

Sunday evening the Pocatello Police also announced that Dr. Charles Garrison has performed the autopsy on Adair though the results of the autopsy will not be known for some time.

According to Lieutenant Paul Manning with the Pocatello Police Department, authorities received a 911 call to the 500 block of Jefferson at 3:54 Sunday morning.

Police found Adair outside the residence with a head injury. She was transported to Porneuf Medical Center in serious condition and later died.

Two male subjects on the scene were interviewed but Manning declined comment about their involvement in the investigation.

Manning says Jefferson Avenue will continue to be closed as officers work the crime scene which includes the area outside the residence.

Officers have not taken anyone into custody at this time.

An autopsy on the woman is still pending.

Police are also asking that social media users refrain from speculationg about the person or persons involved.  Lt. Paul Manning says while social media is an open forum the PPD cannot control, he asks that users please be mindful of the family, friends and others that may not like to learn of the circumstances of this incident through Facebook or Twitter or other social media outlets.

Manning says police will release the names when they can be verified and proper notifications have gone out to family.
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