Thursday, May 17, 2012

William Evans and Wife Brenda found stabbed to death on Mother's Day had unclaimed Lottery winnings, say family, Detroit

An elderly couple savagely stabbed to death over the weekend were the target of a killer or killers after their lottery winnings, family members say.

William Evans, 62, and his wife Brenda, 61, were found dead at about 11:55am on Mother's Day in their home on Detroit's east side.

The Wayne County medical examiner's office ruled their deaths as homicides after autopsies showed they were both fatally stabbed.

But police have said the house, despite its well-kept lawn and garden, is suspected to be the centre of a heroin operation run by William Evans.

The family denies those claims, saying that the couple was not involved in drugs and were popular in their neighbourhood.

Daughter Tierra Evans told WDIV: 'They were not drug dealers. This is not a drug house. Read More