Suspect Wanted In Security Guard Murder

Police sealed off the area near M.N.I. Security Specialist Inc. as they conducted their investigation.
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Police need your help finding a suspect wanted in connection to two recent murders.

According to police, security guard Wanda Rios, 45, was stabbed in her neck with a screwdriver on Wednesday, July 11 at 1:50 p.m. inside the M.N.I. Security Specialist Inc. building on 888 E. 233rd Street. The screwdriver was recovered at the scene and Rios was rushed to Montefiore Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased. Police are searching for Idris Abdul-Muhaymin, 45, in connection with the homicide. The NYPD confirmed that Rios and the suspect knew each other, however they stated that Abdul-Muhaymin was not a current or former co-worker. Rios and Abdul-Muhaymin were not romantically involved. Police added that Abdul-Muhaymin is wanted for fatally stabbing his uncle Owen Dillard, 73, inside his 352 Beekman Avenue apartment on Monday, June 11. Dillard, who only had a few months left to live, had recently won a $10,000 lottery jackpot just months after winning $50,000 playing the New York Lottery’s ‘Win 4’ game. Both Rios and Dillard lived only a few blocks away. A motive behind Rios’ murder remains undetermined. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 755-TIPS. All calls are kept strictly confidential.

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