Scottsdale PD to hold public meeting Tuesday in wake of woman's murder

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Scottsdale police plan to hold a public meeting Tuesday evening in the wake of the death of a 31-year-old woman whose body was found last week inside her home.
 
The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria of Pima Elementary School, located at 8330 E. Osborn Rd. The purpose of the meeting is to address safety concerns of neighbors.

Investigators spent four days combing through Allison Feldman's home near 85th Street and Monterey Way, looking for evidence.

Police say Feldman's body was discovered by her boyfriend about 4 p.m. Wednesday. Since then police haven't said anything about suspects, a motive or how the woman was killed.

On Monday, Scottsdale police released a statement that said, in part:

"Today's homicide investigations depend heavily on forensic evidence and science. These investigations take time as scientific evaluation is applied to the collected evidence. This is very apparent in this investigation.

"Our detectives and crime scene specialists worked tirelessly for three days methodically and systematically collecting forensic evidence from inside the home.  This evidence will dictate the focus and speed of the investigation.

"At this point we cannot release any more specifics on the case as it could jeopardize the success of the investigation. The Scottsdale Police Department is utilizing all investigative resources available on this case and is committed to investigating it to the fullest."

Folks who live in the neighborhood  say they don't know what to think and wonder who killed their young neighbor inside her own home.

"We're up in the air," neighbor Michael Rayo said. "We just don't know what's going on. We'd like to know because we're all concerned here."

Authorities believe the murder happened between Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.

Neighbors said Feldman had recently moved in.

Police have not said whether there are any suspects, and they're asking for help from the public. You can make an anonymous tip by visiting  tipsoft.com or by calling 480-312-5000.