Questions remain following autopsy of mother shot, killed in home near Andover

Published: Aug. 24, 2018 at 7:24 PM CDT
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An autopsy report unveiled Friday details injuries to a Sedgwick County mother

but no arrests have been made in the case.

Since June, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's office says the death of 41-year-old Lisa Trimmell is being investigated as a homicide. She was found dead inside the home on 159th Street East with a gunshot wound.

Investigators have say Trimmell's two teenage sons were the only other people in the home at the time of her death.

The autopsy concludes Trimmell died "as a result of a gunshot wound of the neck and trunk," and that the manner of death is homicide.

The eight-page report says Trimmell also had blunt-force injuries to her trunk, arms and legs.

The report says Trimmell had alcohol in her system, but no other drugs. The autopsy report shows she was drunk when she died, but there are still no answers when it comes to who pulled the trigger.

Autopsy results show the gun was fired from a distant range, but inside the home. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office can't tell us whether one of Trimmell's sons fired the gun.

Regarding the alcohol in her system, Trimmell's autopsy showed her blood alcohol level being about .18. The autopsy says she had a history of alcoholism.

A forensic pathologist says at that level, even a heavy drinker would feel the effects.

The cause of the series of smaller blunt-force injuries throughout Trimmell's body -- from her head to her legs -- is unclear.

The autopsy did not specify what kind of gun was used in Trimmell's death, whether it was a rifle or a handgun.