Police ID woman slain in her home

Posted: May 10, 2012

Police have released the name of a woman slain in her North Philadelphia home.

Lavonne Thrones-Johnson, 52, lived in the 2200 block of Gratz Street.

Her sister found the body about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday and called 911.

The cause of death seems to be blunt-force trauma, police said.

Suspects and a motive had not been determined, as of this morning.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call homicide detectives at 215-686-3334 or -3335, or the Police Department’s anonymous tip line: 215-686-8477 (215-686-TIPS).

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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