Elderly Woman Stabbed To Death, Neighbor Arrested

Akron, OH - The Summit County Medical Examiner's office along with Akron Police are investigating an apparent homicide at the Collinson Apartments, 1010 Rosemary Blvd. Apt# 515.

Akron Police were called out to the apartment to check on the welfare of an 84-year-old female, Alice C. Palmer.

The officers entered the apartment and found her dead.

The preliminary investigation indicates that she had been stabbed to death multiple times. Palmer was stabbed sometime Thursday evening and found Friday morning.

Palmer's neighbor, 45-year-old Darryl Walker, was arrested and charged with aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, tampering with evidence, and possession of drugs.

Walker is currently staying at the Summit County Jail and is being held until his arraignment.

The date and time of Walker's arraignment has yet to be set.

Akron detectives are still investigating the motive for the murder and continue to process evidence.

Palmer was taken to the Summit County Medical Examiner's office where an autopsy will be conducted Saturday morning. At which time a cause of death will be released.