DOVER, Pa. (WHTM) — A man and woman have been charged with homicide after police found a woman dead in her York County home.
According to the Northern York County Regional Police Department, officers responded to the first block of South Main Street in Dover for a report of a disturbance. Police say that a neighbor reported that a woman at the address asked to call the police.
When officers arrived, police say they made contact with 42-year-old William Emilio Torres Gautier, a woman, and two small children near the back of the home. Police say the woman was seen asking for help as police talked to Gautier.
Officers then say they attempted to speak to the woman, but Gautier intervened and allegedly pushed a section of wooden fence at the officers, which hit one of the officers. After a brief struggle, officers took Gautier into custody.
The woman was then indicating that her mother was inside the home. Police say that officers entered the home and found 67-year-old Lourdes Ramos Baez dead in an upstairs bedroom.
According to the York County Coroner’s Office, Baez was found dead in her residence with apparent traumatic injuries. The office also stated that the death appears to be domestic-related and is being investigated as a homicide. Baez was declared dead at 2:19 p.m. at the scene.
At this time, the coroner’s office says that the public is not in any danger.
Police then say that Gautier was taken to Central Book and was arraigned on the following charges:
- Criminal Homicide
- Aggravated Assault on Law Enforcement Officers
- Terroristic Threats
- Abuse of Corpse
- Resisting Arrest
- Criminal Mischief
An autopsy was done on Wednesday that listed Baez’s cause of death as “blunt force head and neck injuries with strangulation.”
Northern York County Regional Police Detectives arrested Johana Ramos, daughter of the victim, on Friday, June 23, and have charged Ramos in connection with the crime.
According to police, Ramos allegedly participated in the act and assisted Gautier with duct-taping the victim’s head and face.
The 31-year-old Johana Ramos was taken to central booking and charged with the following:
- Criminal homicide
- Criminal conspiracy to commit criminal homicide
Ramos is currently being held in the York County Prison without bail.
The investigation into this incident continues. Anyone with information is asked to call the Northern York County Regional Police Tipline at 717.467.TELL(8355) or email email@example.com.