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Gruesome Discovery: Elderly Man Arrested for Wife’s Murder After Suitcases Found Floating in Delray Beach

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In a shocking and tragic incident in Delray Beach, a 78-year-old man named William Lowe was arrested for the murder of his 80-year-old wife, Aydil Barbosa Fontes. The authorities made this grim discovery after finding her dismembered body stuffed into three suitcases floating in the Intracoastal Waterway. The incident came to light on 21 July when the first suitcase with human remains was spotted in the water, leading to a subsequent search that uncovered two more suitcases nearby.

Delray Beach police had been investigating the case for weeks, trying to identify the remains. They released a reconstructed image of the victim and pictures of the suitcases to seek the public’s help. Dental records eventually confirmed the identity of the deceased as Fontes.

The evidence against Mr. Lowe started to mount when he was caught climbing in through a window of his home while police were executing a search warrant. During the search, investigators found a Ryobi chainsaw, seemingly stained with blood, bone fragments, and human hair, in a storage shed. Detectives had previously questioned Mr. Lowe, but his suspicious behavior prompted further investigation.

Witnesses came forward, providing crucial information about a man seen near the floating suitcases. Surveillance footage captured a man climbing a dock ladder on the day the suitcases were likely disposed of. Blood was later discovered on the dock, adding to the evidence against the suspect.

The motive behind this brutal crime remains unknown, and lead Detective Mike Liberta described it as one of the most heinous acts he has seen. The community was left in shock, grappling with the gruesome details that unfolded.

Mr. Lowe’s attempt to deceive authorities by claiming his wife was in Brazil visiting her family was ultimately debunked, and the police found blood splatter and drag marks throughout their home, as well as cleaning supplies tainted with blood.

As of now, Mr. Lowe is facing charges of first-degree murder and abusing a dead body. He was taken into custody and is being held without bond.

This heartbreaking incident has left the community in grief, seeking answers and justice for Aydil Barbosa Fontes. Authorities continue their investigation to uncover the motive behind this tragic event.

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