Officials: Woman in Roswell yard died of strangulation, head trauma

A woman found dead in the yard of a Roswell home died as a  result of strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Karen Lee LaForge, 53, was found near the side of a house Tuesday afternoon after a man inside a home on Tyson Circle called 911.

The death is considered a homicide. Police had not made any arrests as of Monday morning. 

LaForge, originally from New Hampshire, loved photography, the outdoors and cooking for her three children, according to an online obituary.

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Police at the scene said they’re treating the incident as a homicide investigation. (

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