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Death of Naples woman ruled a homicide

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 12:48:36-05

NAPLES, Fla. -- A Naples woman had been found dead in her home, and police are treating it as a homicide.

According to Naples Police, 78-year-old Frances K. Axley was found dead at her home on Chesapeake Avenue on Tuesday during a welfare check.

Investigators have determined a person of interest, who they say is no longer in the Southwest Florida area. They say there is no additional threat to the community.

Police detectives continue to seek any information available, and any person with information regarding this death is urged to contact the Naples Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 239-213-4822, or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers 1-800-780-TIPS.