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DNA Evidence Emerges in Medtech Murder Case

Brian Buntz

April 20, 2015

2 Min Read
DNA Evidence Emerges in Medtech Murder Case

Allison Feldman in an undated photograph released by the Scottsdale police department.

Allison Feldman in an undated photograph released by the Scottsdale police department.

Details continue to slowly be unveiled in in the murder investigation of an Arizona-based sales rep for a Swedish device company.

Brian Buntz

Police in Scottsdale, AZ have obtained a DNA sample and undisclosed physical evidence from a suspect they believe killed Allison Feldman, the 31-year-old medical device sales rep for the Swedish-headquartered device firm, Mölnlycke Health Care. The investigators believe the evidence will help them positively confirm the identity of Feldman's murderer.

Silent Witness, a nonprofit Phoenix-based organization, is now offering a $1000-reward for information that helps close the case.

Police think that that the attacker left Feldman's Scottsdale home at 8526 E. Monterey Way in Scottsdale at approximately 1 a.m. on February 18. There were no signs of forced entry.

Her body was discovered on the afternoon of February 18 by Feldman's boyfriend, Alex Sukhodolov, who phoned the police at 4:02 p.m. He has not been named by police as a person of interest. He has, however, been questioned by local police multiple times and provided a DNA sample to police.

Police are currently looking for a suspect that was unaccounted for from late in the night on February 17 to after 1 a.m. on February 18. The suspect also may have in his possession Feldman's credit card, iPhone 6, jewelry, and a Tiffany's bracelet, which were believed to be stolen from Feldman's home the night of the murder. Police also believe that the attacker may have lived in the area

According to a statement from police, the subject may not always be violent, but could become violent when confronted. He likely suffered minor cuts or injuries to his hands or arms struggling with Allison.

In addition to the iPhone and credit cards, he may have taken a Tiffany bracelet and other jewelry.

Feldman suffered cranial trauma and was found by her boyfriend lying naked in a pool of her own blood. 

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Brian Buntz is the editor-in-chief of MPMN and Qmed. Follow him on Twitter at @brian_buntz.

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