Granddaughter, boyfriend charged in 88-year-old’s death

October 13, 2021 GMT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A granddaughter and her boyfriend have been charged with second-degree murder in the death of an 88-year-old Virginia woman, authorities said.

Danville police said Lindsey Mae Johnson, 24, and Nicasio Antonio Guzman, 22, are charged in the death of Elizabeth Morris Adkins, who was found dead in her home on Sunday morning, The Danville Register & Bee reported. Johnson and Guzman are both from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Police discovered Adkins dead shortly after 10:45 a.m. Sunday after officers responded to a 911 call indicating someone found the woman unresponsive inside her home. Adkins was pronounced dead at the scene, and evidence led police to investigate the case as a homicide. A news release provided no further details.

A statement from police said the department couldn’t comment on a possible motive because the investigation is ongoing.

Johnson and Guzman are being held in the Danville City jail without bond, and it’s not known if either has an attorney.