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Police: Signs Of Break-In At West Mifflin Shooting Victim’s Home

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WEST MIFFIN (KDKA) — Police were back in West Mifflin Friday to investigate the shooting death of a 65-year-old woman.

“Obviously we are in shock,” Daryl Matson, a family member of the victim, said.

Matson, the nephew of Loretta Jackson, says not only is the family in shock, they are confused about who would kill his aunt and why.

“My aunt was a wonderful person and long-time homecare giver for many children over the years. She adopted three children that she took into her care,” said Matson.

So, the question is what happened inside 618 Patton Avenue in West Mifflin.

According to police, they were called to the home Thursday morning just before 4 a.m. when the alarm system was activated.

When police arrived, they found Jackson dead in her bedroom. She had been shot several times in the head and torso and there were signs of a break-in.

Jackson’s landlord says she just recently learned that police had been called to the home before.

Georgia Hvasta says there was an incident last month in the backyard of the house where Jackson says a man put a gun to her head, told her to count to 100 and took off.

In Jackson’s murder investigation, police will only say there are leads.

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