Autopsy complete on woman found in freezer

LAPORTE, Ind. -- The cause of death of 73-year-old Birdie Elder has been released, according to the murder victim's daughter.

Elder's daughter says the coroner called her and said Elder died Friday, June 13 of multiple stab wounds.

Her body was found in her freezer June 15.

Daniel Shoffner allegedly called a relative and said he had killed his roommate.

Shoffner was arrested on murder charges on Sunday.

Friday, Shoffner was arraigned.

In court, Shoffner pleaded not guilty and a public defender was appointed.

He will be in court again on July 25.


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