The Twin Cities family of a woman found killed in her Scottsdale, Ariz., home Wednesday is waiting for information as investigators piece together what happened.

Allison Feldman, 31, had been in touch with her family Tuesday night. Her father, Harley Feldman, of Excelsior, said he contacted Scottsdale Police on Wednesday after repeated phone calls went unanswered. Allison Feldman’s boyfriend discovered her body and summoned authorities, who remained on the scene Friday, according to the Associated Press.

Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster told the Associated Press that details including the manner of death were being withheld in order to avoid alerting potential suspects.

“This is a case that’s obviously a homicide, and we are taking all of our investigative steps seriously,” he said.

Feldman was a 2001 graduate of Minnetonka High School, where she was on the dance line and was a cheerleader for hockey, basketball and football. She attended the University of Arizona, graduating in 2005 and going on to work as a sales representative for a medical device company, her family said.

Work kept her busy, but she was also highly social, her father said — so much so that the family has no photos of her alone.

“She was a perfect child,” Harley Feldman said. “We really miss her because [she was] kind and friendly and transparent and helped everybody she could find.”


The Associated Press contributed to this report.