Woman charged with murder of man found with “I Touch Little Girls’ written on his chest.. 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.
According to Ayarde’s criminal complaint in her July arrest, witnesses saw her “pick up a young child and drop the child to the concrete” and “throw a full water bottle at the child’s face.”
When someone attempted to call for help, Ayarde allegedly said “are you calling the police? Give me your phone” before knocking the witness to the ground. When police arrived, they saw bruising to the young girl’s neck as well as old injuries to her knees, face and cheek, all in various states of healing.
Her daughter told police: “I was outside and mommy threw me on the floor.”
All of this occurred just as police began to comb over evidence in Raynor’s murder. Police have said Raynor has no history of sex crime and he wasn’t a registered sex offender. His daughter has also defended him, telling the NY Daily News that he could never molest children.
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