Detectives investigating EMU junior's death: No new information released
Investigation into the death of Julia Niswender continues as Ypsilanti police detectives worked through the holiday weekend doing interviews and collecting evidence, police said Thursday.
However, there’s no new information being released to the public, Lt. Deric Gress told AnnArbor.com.
Gress said there was nothing new that could be reported.
“The detective bureau worked over the weekend on the case,” Gress said, “tracking down and interviewing subjects and completing necessary paperwork on some property/evidence.”
Police found Niswender dead at 9:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in her Peninsular Place apartment. Investigators were called to the residence after a suitemate reported Niswender hadn’t been seen for a few days. Ypsilanti police immediately ruled the death a suspected homicide.
There’s been no indication from police on what was found in Niswender’s apartment that led them to rule her death a possible homicide and the results of an autopsy, performed days after she was found, were inconclusive.
The 23-year-old Monroe Township native had no signs of trauma on her body during the autopsy. Police are waiting for the results of the toxicology report, which could take until mid-January.
A message left with the Niswender family’s spokesman was not returned Thursday afternoon.