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Fort Worth senior citizen was murdered in her own home, authorities say

Nancy Kline, 87, was murdered inside her own home on Jan. 13, according to authorities.
Nancy Kline, 87, was murdered inside her own home on Jan. 13, according to authorities. McClatchy Co.

It's been three weeks since Nancy Kline was found dead in her home in southwest Fort Worth.

Now authorities confirm the 87-year-old was murdered on Jan. 13.

Her body was found in a bedroom of the home she owned in the 7000 block of Aspen Wood Trail, with a stab wound to her neck. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office ruled Kline's death a homicide on Friday.

No arrest has been made in connection with the case, though Fort Worth police told KDFW that the attack was not random, and that some items were taken from Kline's home, but there were no signs of a forced entry.

"I'd do her paper, do her trash for her and all that kind of stuff," neighbor Dick Barron told the TV station. "She was just as grateful as she could be. She was just a sweet lady."

Kline's home is in the Quail Ridge neighborhood, near Alta Mesa Boulevard and Bryant Irvin Road, less than half a mile south of Trinity Valley School.

Fort Worth police declined to release any other details surrounding the investigation.

Matthew Martinez: 817-390-7667; @MCTinez817

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