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Watertown Police to Speak About Recent Homicide

The Chief of the Watertown Police Department will hold a press conference on Monday about a homicide that happened earlier this month.

Chief Gavallas is expected to discuss the homicide that happened in Oakville on January 9.

Watertown Police were investigating the town's first homicide in more than six years after a 70-year-old woman was found dead in her home.

She was identified as Maryann Kibbe-Stanisz and police said she died of blunt impact injuries to her head and neck.

Kibbe-Stanisz was a widow and lived alone for several years, according to police.

Officers who responded to the home on Bushnell Avenue said they saw Kibbe-Stanisz down inside of the house and forced their way inside, where she was found dead.

Police said she may have been assaulted in the home the day before.

Her gray PT Cruiser was missing and later found in Waterbury in the parking lot next to the LIT Ultra-Lounge, according to the police. Keys were not found at the scene.

The press conference is expected to begin at 2 p.m at Watertown Police Headquarters.

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