Hall County deputies continue investigation into Grand Island woman’s death

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A rural Grand Island woman died this week, months after she suffered “suspicious” injuries, authorities say.

On Oct. 15, Hall County deputies were sent to a home on a report of a woman who fell and was unconscious.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office says 68-year-old Constance Baasch, who lived alone, had injuries that were “suspicious in nature.”

Deputies then began an investigation into what the sheriff’s called the “possible criminal incident.”

Baasch died Tuesday, as the investigation was ongoing.

The sheriff’s office said Friday that it wanted to clarify “some misinformation” that had been circulating on social media regarding Baasch’s death.

Authorities said items found in searches have been sent to the Nebraska State Patrol’s crime lab.

Investigators are still awaiting a report from the crime lab, according to the sheriff’s office.

“Investigations of this scope and caliber include interviews and other evidentiary processes, and can take months to complete,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

There is no ongoing threat to the public, and the sheriff’s office said it will release more information once the investigation is complete.

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