iPhone 6, Tiffany bracelet stolen after Scottsdale woman’s murder

The person who killed a 31-year-old Scottsdale woman at her home one month ago stole items from her, like her iPhone 6, credit cards and a Tiffany bracelet, Scottsdale police revealed Wednesday night.

Allison Feldman

Allison Feldman

The body of Allison Feldman was discovered by her boyfriend on Feb.18 at the home in the 8500 block of E. Monterey Way.

At a second public meeting Wednesday night, Scottsdale Police investigators asked for anyone who knows a man who had or gave away a Tiffany bracelet in the last month to contact the police department.

Officers also said the suspect likely suffered minor cuts or injuries to this hands and arms during a struggle with the woman.

Police then went on to provide another new detail. The suspect left Feldman’s home at around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, Feb. 18.

At the first community meeting, more than 500 people packed the cafeteria at Pima Elementary School.

During the meeting, investigators told the public they believe this homicide is an “isolated” incident and not a random crime. They also said there did not appear to be any sign of forced entry, but they would not say whether Allison Feldman knew her attacker.

“I thought I would leave with a little more comfort. My wife, right around the same age, she is at home all day so I’m not feeling any better after this,” one neighbor said after the first meeting.

“I understood everything that the officer said, and I accept the fact that he can’t release certain information. But I’m satisfied with the details that were given,” another said.

Investigators spent four days combing through Feldman’s home looking for evidence.
Scottsdale police released a statement that said in part:

“Today’s homicide investigations depend heavily on forensic evidence and science. These investigations take time as scientific evaluation is applied to the collected evidence. This is very apparent in this investigation.

“Our detectives and crime scene specialists worked tirelessly for three days methodically and systematically collecting forensic evidence from inside the home. This evidence will dictate the focus and speed of the investigation.

“At this point we cannot release any more specifics on the case as it could jeopardize the success of the investigation. The Scottsdale Police Department is utilizing all investigative resources available on this case and is committed to investigating it to the fullest.”

People who live in the neighborhood said they don’t know what to think and wonder who killed their young neighbor inside her own home.

“We’re up in the air,” neighbor Michael Rayo said. “We just don’t know what’s going on. We’d like to know because we’re all concerned here.”

CBS 5 News spoke with Feldman’s older sister.

“She was a beautiful person; she didn’t deserve this,” said Kelly Weinblatt, who lives in Minnesota. “If you look at her Facebook page right now, there are a gazillion tributes out there. Everyone loved Allison, and she didn’t deserve what happened. So if anyone saw anything, the smallest of things that didn’t seem important at the time to please call the Scottsdale Police.”

In a separate interview late in the week, Weinblatt described her sister as her best friend in the whole world.

“My maid of honor in my wedding, just a beautiful person all around,” she said.

“We literally can think of no one that would want to harm her. She was friends with everybody,” Weinblatt said.

She’s hoping her sister’s killer is caught quickly.

“Maybe somebody realizes they were driving through the neighborhood and didn’t think of it at the time, and maybe they saw something that didn’t seem important then but is important now,” Weinblatt said.

Neighbors said Feldman had recently moved in.

Police are asking for your help. You can make an anonymous tip by logging onto tipsoft.com or by calling 480-312-5000.

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