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The death of an unnamed Racine woman that happened in the 4000 block of Erie St. at 6:48 p.m. Sunday, March 8 has now been ruled a homicide, according to a press release by the Racine Police Department.

The name of the 42-year-old woman is not being released because of the sensitive nature of the investigation and pending notification of relatives.

Alderman Ed Diehl was organizing a vigil for the woman, but her family asked that there not be any public displays so they can grieve in private.

Racine County medical examiner Michael Payne has also not disclosed any information on the case because he’s under an order of nondisclosure, he said.

Officials with the Racine Police Department said this is “a fluid, active investigation,” and no other information is being released at this time.

Racine County Scanner is reporting the victim is a female with puncture wounds.

The investigation is near where another homicide happened last week when 27-year-old Andrew Jones was shot to death by his friend Jacob Rogers in the 500 block of Three Mile Road. But police have not said the two incidents are related.

Racine Police are asking the community for any information.

Crime Stoppers promises anonymity to callers; the person who answers the phone will not ask for any names, just information. Call (262) 636-9330 or text RACS plus the message to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D.‪#‎TIP417‬ with your text message.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.

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