The murder of 85 year old Elva York, of Bouryeau Estate, is enshrouded in mystery and authorities say they have yet to identify any suspect in the homicide.
Police are trying to unravel the mystery, days after the resident pathologist determined that the cause of death was asphyxia due to manual strangulation.
Manual strangulation (also known as “throttling”) is strangling with the hands, fingers, or other extremities and sometimes also with blunt objects, such as batons. … Consequently, manual strangulation may damage the larynx, and fracture the hyoid or other bones in the neck.
With the killer- or killers- still at large, there are still a number of questions to be answered, foremost among them “why?”
From the night the news broke about York’s sudden death on June 17, 2019 there were allegations of foul play. There were also allegations of a cover-up.
“A neighbour of the deceased contacted the Police after attempts to contact the elderly woman failed. Upon arriving to the scene, Police observed the elderly woman lying motionless on her kitchen floor,” the initial Police statement said.
The District Medical Officer examined the body and pronounced the woman dead.
The June 18 police statement did not disclose the name or age of the deceased and no mention was made of earlier reports that she was found tied up.