Wis. teen's death investigated as homicide

Mother found daughter dead in bed

Published On: Jul 22 2013 08:33:37 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 22 2013 08:33:47 PM CDT
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HARTFORD, Wis. (AP) -

Court documents indicate Hartford police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old woman as a homicide.

Jessie Blodgett was found dead in her bedroom July 15.

WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/1bY8iyp ) reports that according to court documents, Blodgett's parents told police their daughter attended a cast party for a local theater production the night before and returned to her parents' home around 1 a.m.

Documents indicate Blodgett's mother placed clothing in her daughter's bedroom around 8 a.m. When Blodgett's mother returned home from work shortly after noon she discovered her daughter dead in her bed and called 911.

The search warrant shows investigators observed a "ligature mark" on Blodgett's neck but did not find anything in the room or house that could make such a mark.

Police declined to comment Monday.