MD+DI Online is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Police Struggle to Find Killer of Medtech Sales Rep

Details are scarce in the murder case of an Arizona-based sales rep for a Swedish medical device maker.

Brian Buntz

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

Allison Feldman, a 31-year-old burn and trauma specialist for Mölnlycke Health Care (Gothenburg, Sweden), was dead when her boyfriend Alex Sukhodolov discovered her in her home in Scottsdale, AZ on Wednesday, February 18 around 4 p.m. Her friends and family hadn't heard from her since the day before.

She was engaged to get married in a few months and had been dating her fiancé for 10 months. She also had recently received a promotion at work.

Police were notified on February 18 and have yet to make an arrest in the case and, on February 20, Scottsdale police sergeant Ben Hoster would not confirm whether they had identified a suspect in the case.

The police spent four days investigating the murder site for evidence. The sergeant was hesitant to reveal details, stating the police force wanted to avoid telegraphing their progress on the case with any suspects.

The victim's father, Harley Feldman, said in a recent interview with the Associated Press that the police didn't know if the murder was a random occurrence. Feldman, who is based in Excelsior, MN, says his daughter's home was in a safe neighborhood. 

Allison Feldman had installed a security system several weeks ago at the behest of her boyfriend.

There has been an outpouring of support from friends and family on her Facebook page.

Funeral services have been planned in both Minnesota and Arizona. Feldman will be buried in her home state of Minnesota.

Refresh your medical device industry knowledge at BIOMEDevice Boston, May 6-7, 2015.

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

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to our daily e-newsletter.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.