This sad story has nothing to do with genealogy, except that the victim probably had friends and acquaintances who read this newsletter. Those friends and acquaintances will be distressed to read of the death of Nancy Dailey during a robbery at her home in Royal Oak, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.
Two ex-convicts out on parole have been arrested for the murder. The story of what happened is shocking, to say the least. The parolees were known to be in the neighborhood and were committing many criminal acts. The police knew it, the parole officer knew it, and surveillance video tapes of other robberies had been analyzed and the parolees had already been identified. Their locations were known. Yet they had not yet been arrested for the multiple crimes when the two of them entered the home of 80-year-old Nancy Dailey and slit her throat.
Dailey was a member of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, the Oakland County Genealogical Society and the Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan.
You can read more about this terrible crime at http://goo.gl/3g22E.