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Friday, May 17, 2019 8:59 am

Police make arrest in slaying of Lincolndale Avenue woman

The Journal Gazette

The man charged with murder in the stabbing death of a Fort Wayne woman Tuesday had helped the woman's grandson take items from her home months before, according to court documents released Friday.

Juan J. Molina, 61, is charged with murder and felony murder -- one committed in the act of another felony -- in the death of Sally Ann Duncan-Sanders, 75. She was found Tuesday afternoon at her Lincolndale Drive home, covered in blood.

Investigators said she'd been stabbed multiple times.

Molina and Sanders' grandson removed items including a TV and a computer from the home in February, according to a probable cause affidavit. He told officers at the time some items were pawned but, when he realized the property was stolen, he returned some to Sanders.

A witness told police Molina was at the home Tuesday and saw him "covered in blood and carrying a knife."

"(Molina) told her to keep her head up and drive," the affidavit states. "(The witness) said that he changed his clothes and put the knife away. She said that she was afraid."