A 32-year-old man was being sought Friday in connection with the death of a North Tonawanda woman found slain in her home two days earlier, North Tonawanda police reported.
Authorities are looking for Brian C. Lowry, who is described as an acquaintance of the slain woman, whom police continued not to identify Friday. Neighbors told The Buffalo News the woman was known as “Heather.”
Public records show the Lincoln Avenue home where the alleged homicide occurred was occupied by a Heather M. Weber.
Police refused to speculate how the woman died but did classify her death as a homicide after autopsy findings reached that conclusion on Friday. Detectives encourage anyone with information about Lowry to contact the North Tonawanda Police Department at 692-4111.
Neighbors said that the victim was friendly and was fond of playing with her dog in the rear of the two-story home.
One neighbor said there were often arguments between the victim and her boyfriend a few months ago but didn’t recall police ever responding to the home.
Neighbors initially alerted police about their concern for the victim’s well-being after mail began piling up at the house and the dog was seen in the window. The woman – who was known to have kept an otherwise routine schedule – hadn’t been seen by neighbors, which was unusual for her, they said.
The woman’s car had also been away from the home for two weeks or so, according to neighbors’ reports.
Police released few details about Lowry or any apparent motive for the homicide late Friday.