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Published April 22 2012

Police release 2 men in death of Mandan woman

MANDAN, N.D. — Police have released two men who were taken into custody and questioned in connection with the slaying of a Mandan woman.

Mandan police have identified the woman as 60-year-old Gloria Schmidt-Lozensky. She was found dead in her mobile home early Friday morning after authorities were notified by a relative. Police have ruled her death a homicide.

The two men, taken into custody during a traffic stop, were “people police needed to interview and catch up with,” Mandan Deputy Police Chief Paul Leingang told the Bismarck Tribune.

“They were in custody temporarily but they have been released and no charges filed at this point,” Leingang said.

Leingang said police are following many leads. However, he would not say whether there are any suspects, what time the murder may have occurred or whether police are looking for a weapon. Neighbors said police told them to watch for a knife or hammer.

“We have a lot of work to do yet. We're still interviewing a lot of people,” Leingang said.