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Granddaughter and her boyfriend arrested for second-degree murder of elderly Danville woman

Police say they can’t speak on the motive for the homicide at this point in the investigation

The Danville Police Department arrested two people in connection to the death of an elderly woman.
The Danville Police Department arrested two people in connection to the death of an elderly woman.

DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE

The Danville Police Department arrested a North Carolina couple in connection to the death of an elderly woman.

On Saturday, police found 88-year-old Elizabeth Morris Adkins’ body in her home at 368 Juless Street around 10:45 a.m.

24-year-old Lindsey Mae Johnson, Adkins’ granddaughter, and 22-year-old Nicasio Antonio Guzman, Johnson’s boyfriend, were arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Police said Johnson and Guzman are both from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The police department said it cannot speak on the motive for the homicide at this point in the investigation, but investigators don’t believe this is a random act and no other suspects are being sought.


ORIGINAL STORY

Danville police say they found a woman dead inside a home Sunday morning.

A 911 call shortly after 10:45 Sunday morning prompted a police response to the home at 368 Juless Street. The 911 caller had located the resident unresponsive and believed deceased inside, according to the press release.

The victim was identified as 88-year-old Elizabeth Morris Adkins. Based on evidence at the scene, the Danville Police Department immediately began a homicide investigation.

Her body will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s office in Roanoke for an autopsy and final determination of cause of death.

The crime scene is being processed and the neighborhood canvassed throughout the day by police personnel.

Residents of Juless Street and the surrounding areas who may have surveillance cameras of any type are asked to please contact the Danville Police Department.


About the Authors:

Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.