SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio - South Euclid police say a 17-year-old suspect is in custody after a woman was found dead in a driveway early Saturday morning.
Officers said they located the deceased 65-year-old female outside her home in the area of Ardmore and Sheffield Road after receiving a call of a person lying face down in the driveway.
Officials with the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Jacqueline Gavorski.
According to the South Euclid Police Department, after receiving eyewitness statements from neighbors, it appears Gavorski was robbed by a group of teenagers in her driveway after returning home from a grocery store.
An initial police report says she received blunt force trauma to the head.
Police say a group of teens were later spotted by nearby residents, going through a woman's purse behind Alesci's on Mayfield Road. When South Euclid Police Officers arrived they discovered the purse belonged to Gavorski.
Officers took three juveniles and one adult into custody. Three of the four taken-in for questioning have since been released. One 17-year-old remains in custody.
The investigation continues and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday. No one has been arrested or charged in this case yet.
Gavorski's neighbor David John Dohanyos said, "I've been living on this street for eighteen years and she was a wonderful woman to my kids. She always bought them gifts for Christmas, Easter and Halloween. It's a real tragedy."
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