Neighbors react to Springfield Twp. stabbing of elderly woman

<font size="3">41-year-old Adam Akers was charged and arrested with one count of murder in the death of Uyttenhove.</font>

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP -- Detectives are still trying to figure out why 72-year-old Judy Uyttenhove was murdered in her Springfield Township mobile home Wednesday night.

41-year-old Adam Akers was charged and arrested Thursday morning with one count of murder in the death of Uyttenhove.

Officials found Uyttenhove found dead in her trailer at the Royal Village mobile home community, located on Dorr Street and King Road.

â??There has to be more to this than what we know,â?? Lucas Couty Sheriff John Tharp said.

What they know already is that Akers lived in the trailer with his father and Uyttenhove. Akersâ?? father used to date Uyttenhoveâ??s daughter. Detectives are now questioning neighbors in the Royal Village Mobile Home Park.

Gary Backus, who lives two doors down from the crime scene, says Akers moved in about two months ago.

â??Actually the night before the murder, I talked to him. He was petting my dog,â?? Backus said.

Backus didnâ??t hear anything strange the next night of Uyttenhove's murder. According to detectives, Akers stabbed Uyttenhove multiple times and called 911 to say he found her dead body.

â??Itâ??s absolutely bizarre,â?? Sheriff Tharp said. â??She wasnâ??t hurting anyone. Sheâ??s truly a victim. Itâ??s extremely emotional to the family and to the officers involved.â??

Detectives searched the home and found several knives. Officials said theyâ??re taking a closer look at the evidence to determine if one of the knives is the murder weapon.

Akers is being held in the Lucas County Jail.