Shaker Heights detectives look for clues in woman's strangulation

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio - Shaker Heights detectives spent more time Thursday interviewing people who may hold a clue about a strangulation death on Saturday.

Police Chief D. Scott Lee said investigators are being thorough with every interview they conduct, and said "it's very time consuming because these people all work different schedules." He added detectives have been working non-stop on this case since Saturday.

Preliminary autopsy results show Sharon Anderson-Norfus, 60, died from asphyxia by strangulation on Saturday. She died at her home, the Oliver House Apartments at 3715 Warrensville Center Rd.

Chief Lee said he hopes anyone with information will come forward. He said someone may have seen something that did not seem suspicious at the time, but perhaps may deserve another look in hindsight. Chief Lee said it "might not have been important to them at the time, but it could be important to us."

Anyone who may be able to help the city's first homicide investigation since 2006 is asked to call 216-491-1220, and ask for the detective bureau.

A co-worker of Anderson-Norfus and the building manager went to check on her when she failed to show up at work at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beachwood.

Neighbors described Anderson-Norfus as a down-to-earth person who appeared happy, and kept to herself.

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