El Paso Police: Wednesday death now considered homicide

POSTED: 02:40 PM MDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 05:17 PM MST Mar 08, 2013 
EL PASO, Texas -

El Paso Police are investigating the third homicide of the year.

On Wednesday, March 6, El Paso Police responded to a call at a residence in the 10600 block of Onyxstone and found 53-year-old Nora Lorts on the ground in the back yard of the residence without signs of life.

Investigators from the Crimes Against Persons (CAP) Unit were called to the scene to assist with the investigation. The preliminary investigation revealed that the death was suspicious, according to police.

As a result of the autopsy findings on March 8, Crimes Against Persons is now investigating the death of Nora Lorts as a Murder.

Anyone with information regarding the Murder of Nora Lorts is asked to call the Police Department at (915) 832-4400 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at (915) 566-8477.

This is the third homicide of 2013 as compared to fuve during this same time period last year.