Murder victim Nancy Pfister died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, according to Pitkin County Coroner Steve Ayers.
Ayers released the cause of death on Wednesday afternoon.
The body of Pfister, who was 57 and an Aspen native, was found in an upstairs closet in her West Buttermilk home on Feb. 26 at 8:14 p.m. by authorities. The time of death is undetermined but approximately 36 hours to discovery of the body.
Enzyme present in saliva found on Nardi garment, CBI analysis says
An enzyme indicating the presence of saliva was found on the underwear that a woman says was shoved down her throat by Peter Nardi, according to a test performed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Test results will say whether or not closure is long-term
The main Pitkin County administration building on Main Street in Aspen was closed Tuesday so testing for asbestos contamination could be done. The building is expected to remain closed at least until Thursday, as county officials await further test results.