Aspen socialite died of blunt force injury to head

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) The coroner says an Aspen socialite found dead in her home was killed by blunt force injury to the head.

Pitkin County coroner J. Steven Ayers said Wednesday that 57-year-old Nancy Pfister was hit with a hard object that had a small, curved shape and had been dead about 36 hours before her body was found. A couple who rented Pfister's home while she was in Australia, William and Nancy Styler, and 56-year-old Katherine Carpenter have been charged in her death.

Investigators have previously said Carpenter called police to report finding Pfister's body in a closet but declined to release any information about how she died.

The arrest warrant and other documents in the case have been sealed but Ayers office isn't affected by that court order.


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