The death of a 47-year-old woman whose body was found pierced with stab wounds in her Redwood City apartment Tuesday afternoon is being treated as a homicide, a police captain said today.Officers had responded to Alycia Williams’ home at an apartment complex at 707 Leahy St. at about 4:30 p.m. after a family member requested a welfare check on Williams because she hadn’t been seen for several days, Redwood City police Capt. Ron Matuszak said.When they arrived, the officers found Williams dead inside her apartment, according to Matuszak. Police believe she had been dead for more than a day.Due to “the nature of her stab wounds,” her death has been labeled a homicide, Matuszak said.An autopsy was conducted on Williams today, and a follow-up autopsy is scheduled Friday to help determine the official cause of death.No suspects have been arrested, but Matuszak said police are focusing their investigation on men who were familiar with Williams. She was living at the apartment by herself, and we understand she associated with several men,” Matuszak said.Because she was found dead in her apartment, Matuszak said police are speculating that she may have known her killer.”Most women who were killed were killed by men,” he said. “And a large percentage are killed by people who knew them.”However, the possibility that the suspect was a stranger has not been ruled out.”There’s no witnesses, no solid suspect information,” he said.
“You shouldn’t rule out anything.”
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