Authorities to investigate 91-year-old Beloit woman’s death

Family seeking answers after woman died last year

Authorities are looking into what caused the death of a 91-year-old Beloit woman who was found in her home last fall.

Some of the woman’s family members said that they hope DNA will determine who or what killed her. Authorities said that they found Marjorie Sands dead at her home back in September 2011

Initially, the deputy coroner said that Sands’ cause of death was accidental blunt-force trauma to the head from a fall.

However, a Dane County pathologist’s autopsy found inconsistencies with that report.

Capt. Todd Christiansen, of the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, said as a result, they’re looking into Sands’ death.

“We still have a couple of pieces of evidence out that are being tested and compared to other samples that we’ve sent in,” he said.

Sands’ son said there were too many things surrounding his mother’s death that weren’t adding up and that’s what investigators are looking into.

Deputies said that they expect results from the State Crime Lab in the next two weeks. They’re also asking anyone with information on Sands’ death to come forward.