Friends find Loveland woman bludgeoned, strangled in her home; police vow to find killer

LOVELAND, Colo. - Loveland police are investigating the killing of a 42-year-old woman who was found bludgeoned and strangled in her home on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said a Thursday autopsy by the Larimer County Coroner's Office showed that Christina Gray died from blunt-force injuries to her head and strangulation. The death was ruled a homicide.

Gray's body was found about 3:10 p.m. Wednesday when a woman friend became concerned about Gray and sent two other friends to check at her home in the 1500 block of North Jefferson Avenue, said Loveland Police spokesman Sgt. Justin Chase.

The friends entered the house and found Gray's body. They then called 911, Chase said.

Chase said the homicide investigation is progressing and search warrants had been executed in the case.

"At this time, the Loveland Police Department has no credible information lending credence to a generalized threat to the community," Chase said in a statement. "Loveland Police are confident that the person or persons responsible for this crime will be identified and taken into custody as promptly as possible. We are continuing to investigate all aspects of this crime and are considering all available avenues to bring the person or persons responsible to justice."

Police asked anyone who has information about this case to call the Loveland Police Department tip-line at 970-962-2032.