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Three Years Later, Investigators Seek Answers In Beating Death Of Elderly Woman

It was three years ago that an elderly woman was severely beaten by an intruder during a snowstorm west of Mankato. Evelyn Adams, 76, died of her injuries at a hospital five days later.  Her murder remains unsolved.

A neighbor called police after seeing one or two intruders at Adams’ house on Feb. 23, 2019. Adams herself called 911 after she woke up covered in blood. She did not know who assaulted her. A blizzard delayed first responders. Adams was taken to the Mankato hospital and died on Feb. 28.

Investigators say they have some idea of what happened to Adams, but they need help from the public to piece it together. Detectives are asking anyone with information on Adams’ murder to come forward, either to the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Minnesota.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for Adams’ murder.

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