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Husband arrested after wife’s remains found in suitcases in Intracoastal


DELRAY BEACH, FL– Authorities in Delray Beach have arrested a suspect in connection with the human remains that were found floating in multiple suitcases in the Intracoastal.
78-year-old William Lowe was taken into custody on Wednesday for the murder of his wife, 80-year-old Aydil Barbosa Fontes.
Fontes’ body was discovered in a suitcase on July 21, after the Delray Beach Police responded to a call about a suspicious item floating in the waterway.
When they arrived, authorities found the item was a suitcase and that the suitcase contained human remains.
About an hour after the first suitcase was found, authorities received a call about a second suitcase containing human remains.
Through their investigation, the Delray Beach police Department interviewed several witnesses after asking for the public’s help with identifying the victim.
One of the witnesses told authorities that while they did not know who the victim was, they did notice a man stopping in the area several days in a row.
At one point, the witness confronted the man, who then nervously fled the scene.
A surveillance video from the Cheesecake Factory nearby also showed a man walking towards the waterway with a suitcase and returning without one.
Authorities identified Fontes through her dental records on August 1st and the following day received a warrant to check a storage unit belonging to Fontes’ husband. Inside of the unit, they found a chainsaw with blood on the blade and flesh and human hair in the housing of the chainsaw.
Officials also found a cooler with red stains in the storage unit.
Lowe has been charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a dead body.

Delray Police release artist rendering of remains found floating in three suitcases