DAVIE, Fla. (WSVN) — A Davie Police dive team searched for clues in the killing of a South Florida mother beneath the surface of a lake located behind the home where her body was found.
Fifty-nine-year-old Jill Su’s son found his mother dead at home Monday. On Tuesday, Davie Police stepped up their search for answers, sending a dive team into a lake behind the family’s home to search for clues. “Our dive team is out diving in the lake for any evidence on the crime,” said Davie Police spokesperson Ed Smith.
At the moment, police have not yet released any details on how the victim died.
Meanwhile, the mother is remembered by loved ones. “She was just a terrific friend for all of us,” said Harry Sharp, a friend of the victim and the CEO of Insight, where she volunteered. “She was a perfect volunteer. She was one of those people who would walk through the door and say ‘What would you like me to do today?'”
Earlier in the day, police had upgraded the case from suicide to a homicide. Su’s body was found inside a house at 10327 S.W. 22nd Place, at around 2 p.m. Monday. A window inside the home was broken. “It was the most craziest thing I’ve seen,” said Ryan Madriz, who had just finished cleaning the pool at the home, when he heard screaming. “It sounded like he was screaming, ‘No, no,’ and the screaming stopped, and I didn’t really pay no mind to it,” he said.
Moments later, as Madriz was leaving, the victim’s son ran outside the home. “I see the kid open the door, and he’s crying, screaming hysterically, and he’s telling us, ‘Don’t leave, you can’t leave,’ so, I ask him, ‘What’s wrong? What’s going on?’ and he said, ‘Somebody broke into my house and killed my mom.'”
Madriz said that is when he realized the victim’s son was covered in blood. “When he said those words, I was like, ‘Are you serious?’ and I looked down at him and his hands, his arms and his shirt are covered in blood,” he said.
Police spent part of the day going door-to-door talking to neighbors and searching for surveillance video footage that could provide insight into Su’s murder. “Our detectives are going door-to-door to see if anybody in the neighborhood saw anything,” said Davie Police Captain Dale Engle. “They’re trying to ascertain if any of these residents have video we can obtain and possibly view to give us any leads to see which way this investigation needs to go.”
Detectives have spoken extensively with the victim’s husband and son. At this time, there are still no suspects or persons of interest in the case.
If you have any information on this murder, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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