BONNER COUNTY, Idaho – A detective from the Bonner County Sheriff’s Department confirmed they are now conducting polygraph tests with the husband of the elderly woman killed inside her home in near Hope, Idaho earlier this year.
Shirley Ramey, 78, died after being shot inside her home. Investigators said at the time that Ramey was found by her husband on April 5.
A close family friend told KREM 2 in April that Ramey’s husband had found her lying on the floor with a gunshot to the back of her head.
Originally, BCSO named a local transient, Nathan Utt, as a suspect in the case. After interviewing him, however, detectives said they realized he had an alibi that checked out and put him out of the state at the time of the homicide. Utt was cleared of all charges.
Ramey worked for the city of Hope as a clerk for decades and volunteered locally. She also had two grown children. According to her obituary, she was married to her husband for 57 years.
A detective from Bonner County said they do not have any official suspects, and it is still an open investigation.