Heidi Jones-Asay found her mother dead in the front room of a home they shared in Price in 1970 when she was four. She found her mother the morning after police believe she was killed. Documents say she told her neighbor, Sue Ann Horvath that she thought "her mommy is dead." Horvath, according to police, discovered the body in the living room.
She was lying face down between the couch and a coffee table, naked from the waist down, her back and hair matted with blood. Horvath called police. Price City Chief Art Poloni responded originally to the scene.
He reported a "fairly large bloodstain" on the living room couch.
Investigators identified two stab sounds in Loretta Jones's chest, 14 in her back and one wound to her throat. Her shorts and underwear were found lying next to her body, according to police. Her underwear appeared to have been cut by a sharp object.