Police say woman’s death is not a homicide

By Jeff Hansel

The Rochester Police Department has identified a woman found dead in northwest Rochester on Friday morning and said it does not appear to be a homicide.

Police originally considered the death suspicious.

Police identified the victim as 33-year-old Crystal Ann Luick.


"An autopsy has since been performed. Preliminary results showed no significant sign of trauma that may have caused the death," says a statement from Lt. Dan Muyres.

A neighbor called police to the 1800 block of 161⁄2 Street N.W. after seeing the body outside the residence.

"There was no immediate or obvious cause of death and no known medical history that would have led to this death," Muyres said. "As is often the case, until more was known as to the cause of death, a thorough investigation and search for any evidence was initiated."

Luick and her two school-age children lived at the residence. The children spent the night at a relative’s home, Muyres said.

"Given the early autopsy results and with what has been learned in interviews with friends and relatives so far, as well as a search of the residence, this case does not appear to be a homicide," Muyres said.

The case will remain open, though, for a couple of weeks until an autopsy ruling is made.

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