Police believe that a "rage killing" took place inside Lori and Mark Hacking's apartment hours before Lori was reported missing, FOX News has confirmed.
Authorities also said they believe Lori Hacking (search) was attacked and killed inside the apartment.
Police confirmed that a bloody knife with strands of brown hair on it was among the numerous pieces of evidence they removed from the couple's apartment.
There were also unconfirmed reports that authorities were testing a clump of brown hair found in a trash bin just a block or two from the store where Mark Hacking purchased a mattress minutes before he called police about his wife's disappearance.
There were additional rumors that authorities, using blood-detection techniques, found a significant amount of blood inside the Hackings' home.
Detective Dwayne Baird wouldn't confirm the reports about the evidence, but didn't deny them either.
This story appeared on FOXNews.com between reloads about 20 minutes apart. Exactly where I figured the case was headed, but still disappointing to see it actually turn out that way.