Suitcase Murder in Florida: 78-year-old Man Gets Arrested by Cops after Killing his Wife whose Remains are Concealed in Three Suitcases
William Lowe, 78, now facing charges after allegedly killing his wife, Aydil Barbosa Fontes
78-year-old William Lowe got arrested for a suitcase murder after allegedly killing his 80-year-old wife in Delray Beach. Lowe is now facing charges of first-degree murder and abusing the dead body whose remains are stuffed in three suitcases.
In an article published by Law and Crime, William Lowe, a 78-year-old Florida man was arrested by police officers in Delray Beach on Wednesday for a suitcase murder against his wife, Aydil Barbosa Fontes, who was at the age of 80.
Aydil suffered a gunshot to her head and was dismembered by the suspect using a chainsaw. The remains were discovered floating in suitcases across the Intracoastal Waterway on July 21. Her true identity remained obscured until investigators reconstructed her face.
Among the suitcases found, one of which contained a woman’s head with a gunshot wound, which enabled the authorities to secure a dental record identifying the suitcase murder’s victim as ‘Fontes’. Another suitcase was also found with a LATAM Airline barcode named “Barbosa”.
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Witnesses stood up to testify to the authorities in order to put this suitcase murder story all in one piece. Revelations of the brutal case were further uncovered by the investigators.
Witnesses came to the authorities and reported a man behaving suspiciously just nearby where the suitcases were found floating – WESH2 News. Among the witnesses who testified was this couple who noticed a stranger three days before July 21, the day when the suitcases were found. “They stated he appeared to be looking at the suitcase,” police further stated in a report by Law and Crime.
Investigators executed a search warrant at the couple’s house, discovering widespread blood spatter. Lowe attempted to return home during the search, aiming to enter through the rear window but was thwarted by police. Detectives also located a storage unit with a suspected chainsaw bearing traces of blood, flesh, and other evidence related to the suitcase murder.
After a thorough investigation and numerous interrogations with the suspect and the witnesses, cops decided to arrest Lowe on Wednesday, and remains held without bond at the Palm Beach County Jail, charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a dead body.