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Published: Thursday, 5/15/2014 - Updated: 1 year ago

Suspect arrested in Springfield Twp. fatal stabbing

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The Lucas County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in an overnight Springfield Township stabbing death.

Charged with murder in Sylvania Municipal Court is Adam Akers, 41. He was booked into the Lucas County jail just before noon.

Officials allege that Mr. Akers used a knife to stab to death Judith Uyttenhove, 72, inside the Royal Village mobile home where they lived. The trailer park is at 7519 Dorr St.

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Mr. Akers called 911 at about 8:45 p.m. and told authorities he went out for a walk and when he returned to the mobile home he found the victim on the floor and bleeding. He said he did not know how she ended up that way, officials said. A motive for the stabbing was not given.

The suspect was questioned by detectives Wednesday night and released while investigators waited for possible evidence. They arrested the suspect at a friend's home in East Toledo today.

The victim and suspect were not related, but the victim's deceased daughter had dated Mr. Akers' father, detectives said. Officials said Mr. Akers was the last person to see Ms. Uyttenhove, who used a wheelchair and cane to move about.

Detectives removed "a lot of evidence" from the residence and believe that they have the murder weapon.

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