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Victims identified in Lorain homicide

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LORAIN — One person is dead and another hospitalized in an incident Lorain police are investigating as a homicide.

According to a news release, at about 10 p.m. Tuesday Lorain officers responded to a “burglary in progress” call at a home in the 3600 block of Amherst Avenue.

Officers discovered two victims inside the home. Linda Wisniewski, 67, was dead at the scene. Kenneth “Chip” Williams, 28, was injured. He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland with significant injuries, and is listed in critical condition. Both Wisniewski and Williams were residents of the Amherst Avenue home.

Lenore Wright and Sam Whitehead said the woman was a good neighbor.

“She just seemed like a real friendly person,” Whitehead said.

Wright and Whitehead said they knew little of her private life, only knowing her first name and that she lived a relatively quiet life with a middle-aged man whom she affectionately called her nephew.

“The only thing she talked about was that (the man) was not actually her nephew, or not her relative, and that she had just known him forever,” Wright said.

The home had no signs of forced entry, and the neighbors also said they heard no gunshots last night.

There are no suspects and no arrests have been made in connection with incident at this time, said Police Lt. Ed Super.

“There is still a lot of information that is not available for release,” Super said.

Anyone who may have information about the incident is asked to call Lorain police at (440) 204-2100.

Contact Lisa Roberson at 440-329-7121 or lroberson@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @LisaRobersonCT.



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