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New Details Emerge in Murder of Medtech Sales Rep

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

Police now report that victim's killer stole several items from her home.

Brian Buntz

Police believe the death of Allison Feldman of Scottsdale, AZ to be an isolated incident and believe that Feldman was targeted. According to recent reports from Scottsdale and a search warrant affidavit that leaked earlier, detectives believe that the murderer of Feldman, who was a 31-year-old burn and trauma specialist for Mölnlycke Health Care (Gothenburg, Sweden), was someone she knew.

Since her death more than a month ago, details have been scarce. Local police reported in mid-March that they are still sifting through evidence and have worked to allay fears that the killing could be the work of a mass murderer. "We don't believe that there is a person on the loose that is hitting every third home," Sgt. Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale Police Department was quoted as saying in AZCentral.com.

While early reports seemed to suggest that the perpetrator was someone who knew Feldman, more recent statements indicate that the police is uncertain whether it was a targeted attack.

Police have also announced recently that they believe the attacker left Feldman's home at approximately 1 a.m. on February 18.

Feldman also had injuries on her hands or arms, possibly from attempting to defend herself.

In addition, police have announced that several items were stolen from her property, including her iPhone, credit cards, and a Tiffany's bracelet.

Slain in her home in Scottsdale, AZ, Feldman was discovered naked with a cloth wrapped around her head. She apparently died from cranial trauma and "copious amounts of blood" was around her body. The emergency crews who first went to the scene reported that an odor of bleach was present as was a white substance on the floor.

No signs of forced entry were seen in the house.

The court documents also report that Feldman's boyfriend, Alex Sukhodolov, discovered her in her home in Scottsdale, AZ on Wednesday, February 18, calling the police at 4:02 p.m. 30 seconds after that call, he called the police again stating that there was "blood everywhere."

He informed them that "he didn't touch" her and "didn't do anything."

A nearby surveillance camera from a home nearby supports Sukhodolov's account.

While the court papers that have emerged do not name a suspect, police reportedly have one suspect in mind. Cited as a person who had previously contacted Feldman, the court document suggests police are monitoring this suspect.

After Feldman was murdered, police spent four days investigating the murder site for evidence. At that time, the sergeant overseeing the case was hesitant to reveal details, stating the police force wanted to avoid telegraphing their progress on the case with any suspects.

Police are also investigating Feldman's phone records.

A funeral for Feldman has already been held, while a memorial was held on March 23.

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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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