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BOISE-- Boise Police say many questions are still unanswered in the death of a Boise woman who was found in her burning home Monday.

The coroner says 74-year-old Phyllis Ward died before the fire from blunt force trauma to the head.

Figuring out who is responsible for Ward's death is the highest priority for the Boise Police Department.

This homicide has put people in Ward's Boise Bench neighborhood and the community on edge, and police say for good reason.

This investigation is still very much ongoing, said Boise Police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower.

Boise Police officers are still trying to piece together what happened to Ward in her home on Randolph Drive Monday morning.

Officers can't give us many answers yet, they can only give us a warning.

There is no evidence that there is an ongoing threat to the community because of this crime, but in all fairness, there is no evidence that there isn't, said Hightower.

No suspects have been named in this homicide case.

Someone is definitely out there and the officers are working hard to find whoever that is, said Hightower.

Until that someone is found, the Boise Police Department wants to make sure the community is safe.

It is a good reminder to lock your doors and lock your windows, especially when you are not home, said Hightower.

Officers also say it is important to know your neighbors.

The closer your neighborhood is, the more your neighbors talk, the more secure that neighborhood tends to be, said Hightower.

If you look at the department's track record, odds are detectives will find who is responsible.

In the last 10 years there have been 37 homicides in Boise. Only three cases remain open, including Ward's.

But detectives hope they can close her case soon.

Detectives are going to continue to work, night and day, doing whatever they can to hopefully bring somebody to justice for what happened to this woman, said Hightower.

The Boise Police Department is asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.

Even if you are not sure if your tip is important, officers say you should still call in and let them decide.

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