Police have arrested a woman in the death of an 80-year-old Staten Island man found with “I touch little girls” written on his body.
Rene Ayarde, 28, was taken into custody on Monday November 29, on charges of murder, manslaughter, and assault in the July death of Robert Raynor.
Raynor was found shirtless and unresponsive. The medical examiner’s office determined he died from blunt trauma to the head and torso.
“I touch little girls” was written on his chest with what appears to be a black marker, police sources said at the time. “I take dolls in my room for girls age 1-5” was also written on him.
Rene, who at one point lived in the same Tompkinsville building as the victim, Robert Raynor, was busted in New Jersey on Nov. 12, cops said.
She was extradited on Monday to the Big Apple, where she was hit with murder, manslaughter, and assault charges over the July 19 killing of Raynor.
Two other phrases were also found scrawled on his body, according to police sources: “I take dolls in my room for girls age 1-5” on his stomach, and “I touch” on his right foot.
Ayarde’s motive remains unclear and authorities didn’t provide other new details in the case.
A spokesperson for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner had said that Raynor died from blunt trauma to his head and torso, ruling his death a homicide. Aside from the disturbing message on his chest, Raynor had the words “I touch” written on one foot, police sources said.
Ayarde had previously been charged with child abuse following Raynor’s death for allegedly beating her 3-year-old daughter. Police didn’t say she was a suspect in Raynor’s killing until her arrest on Monday