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Coroner: Cleveland Heights woman was smothered

Coroner: Cleveland Heights woman was smothered
Posted June 25th, 2013 @ 10:38am

(Cleveland Heights) – The coroner has determined the cause of death of Cleveland Heights woman murdered over the weekend.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office says 55-year-old Jualene Winston died due to smothering. She also suffered blunt impacts to head with soft tissue injuries.

Police were called to a home in the 3400 block of Woodridge Road for a welfare check Saturday. They found Winston’s body in an upstairs room.

The woman’s 21-year-old grandson was taken into the custody after a short pursuit.

Dale Palmer was charged with aggravated murder and his bond was set at $250,000.

(Copyright 2013 Clear Channel, all rights reserved. Palmer photo from Cleveland Heights Police.)

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