DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — There’s new information on the woman found dead inside her Anne Arundel County home.

Derek Valcourt explains autopsy results now confirm the victim was murdered.

Police are no closer to finding out who killed Nicole Burgess–or why.

A “No Trespassing” sign is now prominently displayed in front of the house that belonged to 37-year-old Nicole Burgess, known to her friends as Nicki. On March 22, acquaintances discovered her and her dog dead inside the home located toward the end of Royale Glen Court in the quiet, upscale Davidsonville neighborhood. Autopsy results showed she and her pet pit bull were both stabbed to death.

Neighbors are stunned.

“There was a great police presence. They knocked on all the doors; there were helicopters overhead,” said one neighbor. “It was exciting in a negative way.”

Nicki Burgess spent her whole life in the Davidsonville area. She had some family and a lot of friends nearby and that’s why police are baffled: they’re trying to figure out who would want to harm her.

“We don’t have a motive at this point,” said Justin Mulcahy, Anne Arundel County Police.

While police continue to investigate, Burgess was laid to rest Friday by family and friends mourning the death of the interior architect who enjoyed coffee, traveling, antiques and home improvements. She was remembered for her warm smile and energetic personality.

Investigators hope someone comes forward with information.

“Every little bit of detail helps in a case like this. It may seem minute to somebody but we certainly want to hear from them. We want them to contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department. That could be something that’s really key to us piecing this puzzle together,” Mulcahy said.

Police say at this point, they don’t know whether Nicole Burgess’ murder was random or targeted.

Anyone with information is asked to call Anne Arundel County Police at 410-222-3453.

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