A knife believed to have been used to kill an 80-year-old woman has been recovered

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Royal Oak police have found a knife they believe was used to kill an 80-year-old woman in her home. Police were digging in the median on Woodward between 11 and 12 Mile Roads on Wednesday night. 

Police used metal detectors and shovels, working in a grid pattern inside yellow police tape, moving it down as they searched.  Each time there was a hit with the metal detector a blue flag marked the ground.

The area they searched is right across from the Seville Motel, where Alan Wood and Tonia Watson, the suspects in Dailey's murder, stayed and where police previously carried out bags of evidence. 

The pair are currently being held for probation violations.

The 80-year-old was murdered in her home on Trafford Street on Sunday night.

Sources tell 7 Action News that earlier in the day officers were at Dailey's home, close to the search site, looking for a knife.  By 11 pm, it did not appear that police had pulled anything from the ground where they had been digging.

Police tell us they will continue to search the area until they find what they are looking for.

Stay with wxyz.com and 7 Action News for the very latest on this breaking news.

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