81 year-old woman found murdered in Needham apartment

Laura Shifrina's body discovered by her daughter Wednesday night

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NEEDHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – State police say that they have found a car that belongs to a woman who was found murdered in her suburban Boston apartment late Wednesday night.

The body of 81 year-old Laura Shifrina was discovered late Wednesday night at her Needham home. Shifrina’s daughter made the discovery when she came to check on her mother. It is possible that the victim may have been killed days before.

Thursday morning, state police released information to the public about Shifrina’s missing car: a red 2011 Ford Fiesta with Massachusetts license plate number 1BD 712. In the early afternoon, state police said that the car has been located, though information about just where the car was found was not immediately available.

An autopsy on Shifrina will be performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.