Two arrested in murder of elderly Royal Oak woman identified

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - The two people police have arrested in the murder of 80-year-old Nancy Dailey in her Royal Oak home have been identified.

Officers from multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the arrests. The two suspects have been identified as Alan Wood and Tonia Watson, who are both in their 40s. They are now being held in the Royal Oak Jail as parole absconders.

On Tuesday evening the city's acting chief of police held a short press conference where he told reporters the suspects and the 80-year-old victim, Nancy Dailey, are not related. The chief would not say how the pair targeted Dailey.

Dailey was found by a relative on Sunday night tied up with her throat slashed. Items were missing from the 80-year-old's home.

Detectives were able to determine the identities of the suspects after the two used an ATM card belonging to Dailey. Once the duo was identified investigators tracked them down before arresting them in Canton.

Throughout the day Tuesday investigators were removing evidence and looking for clues at several local motels on Woodward near the victim's home, which is on the 2900-block of Trafford.

It's believed the suspects were staying at two of the motels.

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