IRONDEQUOIT, NY (WROC) — Irondequoit police have charged a man with the murder of his 86-year-old aunt.
Thirty-eight-year-old Frederick Bohn was arrested for the death of Ingeborg Morely. Morely was found unresponsive at her home on Lakeshore Boulevard in Irondequoit on Friday, March 22 during a welfare check. She later died from her injuries.
At the time, police only said that Morely “appeared to have physical injuries.” The case was initially ruled a suspicious death as the medical examiner investigated.
Friday, police announced that Bohn had been arrested and arraigned for the murder.
“Mrs. Morely was a well-respected individual who was very active in her community,” said Irondequoit Police Chief Richard Tantalo. “She developed positive relationships with her neighbors and with her activity group. She was very involved with the YMCA Lifespan group. We heard first-hand from her friends and the program director about what a gracious and caring person she was.”
Chief Tantalo said while investigating the crime scene on March 22, the evidence pointed to Morely knowing the person who killed her.
“The investigative leads indicated the perpetrator was familiar and connected to Mrs. Morely,” said Chief Tantalo.
District Attorney Sandra Doorley says Bohn is being held without bail. She also says that he is facing other charges besides murder including criminal possession of stolen property and grand larceny.
Doorley says the stolen property charge is related to the case. However, the grand larceny arrest was a result of a theft that Doorley said happened within the Monroe County Jail. Doorley says that while being held at the jail, he stole a credit card from a nurse.
Neither the police chief nor the district attorney was willing to go into further detail about the murder and how Mrs. Morley was killed. They said they were unable to release further information to protect the integrity of the case.
However, court papers reveal that Morley died from multiple blunt force trauma and asphyxiation.
The case will now head to the grand jury who will determine if the charges can move forward.
Friends of Ingeborg are speaking out and say it’s hard to believe Ingeborg Morley is gone.
“They were very affectionate with one another and you can just tell they still had a twinkle in their eyes.”
That’s how Daniel Jones remembers the Morley’s. He says Ingeborg attended the silver sneakers classes at the Maplewood Family YMCA and took his computer classes.
“They were just wonderful people. Very eager to learn, both of them,” said Jones.
According to Jones, the couple loved to travel and the passing of Ingeborg’s husband Ken devasted her and recently was beginning to heal from it.
“I think she was just finally getting out of it over the last year or two and then this happened,” said Jones.
The crime left Jones speechless.
“I couldn’t believe it. and then when I found out more details about it,” said Jones. “I was just sick to my stomach. I just can’t believe someone would do that to another human being let alone a relative of yours.”