Man on surveillance video may have information about Phoenix homicide

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Police released surveillance video, which shows what appears to be a man who walked by Nancy Newton's home at about the time of the crime. By Jennifer Thomas Police released surveillance video, which shows what appears to be a man who walked by Nancy Newton's home at about the time of the crime. By Jennifer Thomas
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police continue to investigate the beating death of an 82-year-old woman and would like to speak with a man who may have information about the crime.

Nancy Newton encountered an intruder who had broken into her home near 24th Street and Osborn Road on April 22.

According to police, Newton was hit in the face and beaten at around 4:30 a.m.

Four days later, Newton died because of complications due to her injuries.

The intruder is still on the loose. The suspect description is limited, but police said he was a thin man between 18 and 28 years old, 5 feet 3 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and wearing a "hoodie."

On Tuesday, police released surveillance video of what appears to be a man walking by Newton's home at about the time of the crime.

Police said the individual is not a suspect in the case. They are trying to contact him to see if he saw or heard anything in the area that might lead to the suspect.

Anyone with information about the homicide or the person on the surveillance video is asked to call Crime Stop at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377), 1-800-343-TIPS (8477) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446).