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Death Investigation reported at 1218 A Montlake Rd.

10/03/2011

The victim in the death investigation reported yesterday morning at 1218A Montlake Road has been identified as Margaret Karen Morton age 57.

The investigation into the cause of death is still in the preliminary stages and no further information will be released at this point. There is no cause for concern regarding safety for the surrounding neighborhoods. If this had been a factor involving this investigation, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office would have taken steps to inform the public immediately.

It is a common practice with investigators to limit information released to the public in the early stages of any death investigation, not only to be sensitive to family members of the deceased but to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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