Police need clues in elderly woman's stabbing death
WEST MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) -- A death investigation has police turning to the public for help in search of clues to solve this crime.
The victim, 73-year-old Elsa Dominguez, was found fatally stabbed at her West Miami home, Friday afternoon at 5:10 p.m.
Tuesday afternoon, Miami Police shared new information about the murder investigation. They also went out to her neighborhood to talk to residents and hand out fliers. "My neighbors are scared," said Jose Guerrero. "They're very scared to go out of their houses because there's a killer on the loose."
The unsolved murder has residents at the Bleau Fontaine Condominiums talking. "A friend of mine told me that they found her stabbed," said Haydee Carballosa, "because her mother lives nearby."
Dominguez was found deceased inside her condominium unit off Fontainebleau Boulevard by a neighbor. Her family members had called that neighbor and asked her to check on her well-being. Police said that woman found her unresponsive and called police.
Investigators said Dominguez had a single stab wound. Miami-Dade Police Detective Javier Baez said, "So they notified the neighbor, and when the neighbor went over to check on her welfare, that's when she entered the residence and found her deceased."
Officials have asked neighbors to call police if they see or hear anything suspicious but neighbors are still worried. "I'm worried because I live here," said Carballosa.
Another neighbor was in tears and said she is afraid to leave her house now. She's hoping police close the case and catch the killer.
Neighbors said the 73-year-old woman lived by herself and liked to walk her dog. "She was a quiet, Latin woman," said John Reinosa. "She was very, very nice."
Investigators have no suspects or motive in this case. If you have any information that can help police in this murder, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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