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Tooele police are still looking for leads in the murder of a 70-year-old who was found dead last week inside her home.
A friend found Evelynne Derricott's body about 11:30 a.m. Friday in her home at 410 Havasu Drive, police said. While there was no sign of forced entry in the home, Derricott's car was missing; on Saturday, officers found the car abandoned in Kearns.
But police had no new information Monday, when most of the officers on the case were off-duty for the Columbus Day holiday. Sgt. Lonnie Collings said police are not releasing the suspected cause of death, whether Derricott's body showed any obvious trauma or why police concluded her death was a homicide.
Neighbor Amy Carrell said Derricott's murder is "just sick and sad."
"They're cowards," Carrell said of the people responsible. "You're gonna pick on a 70-year-old woman?"
Carrell said Derricott was "a perky woman" who didn't let age slow her down.
"She used to come and go like a little teenager," Carrell said.
Carrell said she is heartbroken no one knew Derricott was in danger. Even police say they aren't certain when she died; she was last seen a week before Friday.
"We have a great neighborhood," Carrell said. "Had we known, we would have been right there."