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Woman Found Stabbed To Death In Warren County Apartment

Posted June 6, 2006

— Rebecca Taylor lived most her senior years in a Soul City apartment complex. The 72-year-old woman lived alone in the quiet neighborhood.

Taylor was a regular member of the nearby United Solid Rock Faith Ministries church for about eight years. When she missed Sunday services, church and family members said they knew something was wrong.

"One of our deacons goes by to pick her up, and when he went by this particular morning she didn't answer and everybody became concerned," said Bishop Moore Bynum.

"I went to her house and opened the door and found her lying on her bedroom floor, dead," said Taylor's niece Tracy Davis.

Police say Taylor was stabbed. Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams said she was killed for what little money she had.

"I just can't understand why somebody would do that to her," said Taylor's stepdaughter Rosa Hopkins.

Taylor's family later gathered at a Warrenton funeral home. The homicide has friends and family asking why she was killed.

"My aunt was a very fun-loving person and a very trusting heart and there was no reason for anyone to hurt her because she was a very trusting person," said Davis.

Taylor's family hopes to see an arrest before her funeral on Saturday. She'll be missed in the church where she was an usher.

"We have suffered a great loss," said Bynum.

This is the fifth homicide in Warren County this year.

Warren County authorities are on the hunt for two suspects. Williams declined comment on their identities. The State Bureau of Investigation has been involved with the case since Sunday night.

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