The Summit County Medical Examiner has finished his autopsy of Amanda Russell, 40, who was found Thursday behind her home.
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio -- The Summit County Medical Examiner has finished his autopsy of Amanda Russell, 40, who was found Thursday behind her home.
The cause of death was multiple stab wounds to the neck and torso and it is being considered a homicide.
Thursday afternoon at 3:26 p.m., police received a call from Amanda's teenage daughter. She came home from school to find her mother lying on the ground in the back portion of the driveway of their 8th Street house and was too afraid to approach her.
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The Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department responded and Amanda was pronounced dead.
Merton says Russell spoke with someone over the phone around 2 p.m. that afternoon, so investigators believe there was less than a two-hour window between when she was killed and when police arrived on scene.
Neighbor Ted Finan said Russell had only lived in the home about 6 months, and her daughter visited frequently after school, but did not live with her.
Cuyahoga Falls Police say Russell had a restraining order against a man, whom police are not identifying.
Cleveland Metroparks rangers may have arrested that man on unrelated charges at Euclid Beach Park Thursday night, but at this time he's not a suspect, only a person of interest.
Cuyahoga Falls Police say they have a few more people of interest to talk to as part of the investigation.
"It didn't appear to be a random act, it's a good safe area, the scene itself lends itself to something personal," said Cuyahoga Falls Police Chief Jack Davis.
Neighbors say they hope a suspect is caught soon.
"These people have lived here for 20 some years, all these elderly people came down here last night and everybody is real nervous they just want him caught," said Stephanie Brown.
Brown says she is giving police surveillance tapes to help with the investigation.