Newport police ID woman found slain in her home


A family member found the victim's home ransacked

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman found dead in her Newport home Sunday evening was slain, according to investigators.

A family member reported Alexandra Prezioso, 34, missing on Sunday, according to Newport police. A relative also reported going to Prezioso’s house and finding it ransacked.

Officers responded to the home that evening and found the woman’s body inside. Police called the death suspicious.

On Tuesday, an autopsy concluded Prezioso died of homicidal violence, police said, and a person of interest was identified.

No one had been taken into custody by the time this article was published.

The Lincoln County Major Crime Team was investigating the killing. Officials said there was no threat to the public.

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