Police in Arizona Launch Homicide Investigation into Death of Minnesota Native

February 23, 2015 11:03 AM

The father of a former Minnesota woman found killed in her Arizona home says he hasn't been able to sleep, instead imagining what could have happened to his daughter.
Harley Feldman said Friday that Scottsdale police told him they don't know yet whether 31-year-old Allison Feldman was a victim of a random attack.

"It's not natural causes, I can tell you that much,” Harley Feldman said. “We believe she was attacked.”


Allison Feldman grew up in Minnesota and attended Minnetonka High School. She graduated from the University of Arizona and worked in sales for a medical device company in Arizona.

Harley Feldman said he and his wife spoke to their daughter daily but couldn't reach her Wednesday, so they called her boyfriend. Her boyfriend then went to her place to check up on her and found her dead.

Sgt. Ben Hoster declined to say whether police had identified a suspect and said police are continuing to withhold many details. Police are investigating the death as a murder.

Harley Feldman, who lives in Excelsior, Minnesota, says his daughter lived in a safe neighborhood. He told KSTP Reporter Todd Wilson his daughter was friendly and smart and had a tight circle of friends.

"Everybody loved her," Harley Feldman said. "She was the light of our lives, and we miss her, and we think this is a senseless crime.” 

He added that this has been incredibly difficult news for their family.

“My wife and her were best friends, and she’s really struggling,” he said.

Allison's family is still working on funeral arrangements but plans to honor her life in both Minnesota and Arizona.


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