Cass Street death ruled homicide

January 17, 2019 GMT

The Fort Wayne woman found strangled inside her Cass Street home on Nov. 26 has been ruled a homicide after additional testing by the Allen County Coroner. 

Laura Elizabeth Larkin’s cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to strangulation, a statement from the coroner said today. 

Cordell Patterson, 22, has been charged with murder and robbery in her death.

Larkin is the 45th homicide for 2018.