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Forum staff and wire reports, Published March 28 2012

Two questioned in Fargo in investigation of Bismarck 83-year-old's slaying

FARGO — Police have interviewed two people in the Fargo area in connection with the death of an 83-year-old Bismarck woman that police are investigating as a homicide.

Deputy Bismarck Police Chief Don Donlin said this afternoon that Bismarck police detectives in the Fargo area – working with authorities in Fargo and Moorhead – questioned one person here today, who in turn led them to question another individual.

Donline didn’t classify either person as a suspect, and no arrests have been made, he said about 2:30 p.m.

Bismarck police Sgt. Mark Buschena said the victim has been identified as Ann Grenstiner.

Her silver 2012 Honda CR-V, which was believed to be stolen, was found late this morning in Fargo behind Duffy’s Tavern, 16 12th St. S., Donlin said. He said there is no evidence to link the killing to the bar.

The woman's niece found her body in the woman's home Tuesday afternoon and alerted police. Deputy Police Chief Don Donlin said at a news conference Wednesday morning that the woman was found in a bedroom and had “obvious trauma to the body” but no gunshot wounds, The Bismarck Tribune reported.

An autopsy was planned for today.

Authorities are pursuing “numerous leads,” the deputy chief said at the news conference.

“(We are) trying to locate people to reconstruct the last couple of days,” he said.