Husband Arrested in Delray Beach Suitcase Murder Case

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In a shocking turn of events, William Lowe Jr., the husband of Aydil Barbosa Fontes, was apprehended by Delray Beach police in connection with the grisly murder of his wife. The arrest was announced by Delray Beach Police Chief Russ Mager during a press conference, shedding light on a truly disturbing crime that has left the community in shock and disbelief.

Lowe, a 78-year-old man, now faces charges of first-degree murder and improper dismemberment of a human body. The victim, identified as his 80-year-old wife, Aydil Barbosa Fontes, tragically lost her life due to a gunshot wound to the head, as determined by the medical examiner.

Detectives working on the case uncovered a chilling sequence of events. Allegedly, after murdering Barbosa Fontes, Lowe resorted to using a chainsaw to dismember her body. He then meticulously packed the remains in various bags, including suitcases and purses, before discarding them in the intra-coastal waterway.

The couple had been married for approximately 15 years, and their apartment had never drawn the attention of law enforcement prior to this heinous act. The discovery of the suitcases on July 21 was the catalyst that led investigators down a dark and disturbing path.

Multiple bags containing the dismembered remains were found in the intra-coastal waterway within Delray Beach city limits. Det. Mike Liberta, who headed the investigation, revealed that witnesses observed an individual of middle age driving a gold sedan near the docks where the suitcases were discovered. Surveillance footage later identified Lowe as the suspect seen on the video, carrying a Cheesecake Factory bag that appeared to be weighted.

Further evidence mounted against Lowe as police traced the gold sedan and images back to his residence. When questioned about his wife’s whereabouts, he claimed she was in Brazil for the past three weeks. However, his lack of knowledge regarding her flights and his inconsistent statements raised suspicions.

Search warrants executed at Lowe’s residence led investigators to a storage unit. Inside, they discovered a chilling piece of evidence—a bloodstained Ryobi chainsaw, believed to have been used in the crime. Additionally, blood splatter was found inside Lowe’s apartment, further implicating him in the murder.

During the court proceedings held on Thursday, Lowe entered a plea of not guilty. However, he was denied bond and is currently being held at Palm Beach County Jail.

The motive behind this brutal act remains unknown, leaving both investigators and the local community searching for answers. The shocking nature of the crime has gripped the public’s attention, as they demand justice for Aydil Barbosa Fontes.

As the investigation continues to unfold, authorities hope to shed light on the exact circumstances surrounding this tragic incident. Until then, the Delray Beach community remains in mourning, grappling with the unsettling reality of a husband accused of murdering his own wife and the chilling act of dismemberment that followed.

Ryan Scott
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