Willmar Homicide Investigation 31 Jul 13

The death of a 79-year-old church volunteer in her home near Willmar is being treated as a homicide. Kandiyohi County authorities had been asked to check on the welfare of Lila Warwick Monday evening, and she was found dead inside her home on Highway 12 on the east side of Willmar. Warwick lived alone, and helped with office duties and vacation Bible school at Willmar’s Redeemer Lutheran Church, which had called in the welfare check on her. No arrests have been made at this time, but a murder investigation is underway and autopsy results are pending. Investigators say that there’s no reason to believe the public is in danger. Anyone with information on the case should contact the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Department.