Lowry charged for the murder of Rylowicz
“The neighbors hadn’t heard from her in a while, the mail was piling up and her dog looked like it hadn’t been let out in a while,” said North Tonawanda Police Chief Randy Szukala.
When patrol arrived, her 2008 Ford Taurus was not seen in the driveway, and is said to still be missing (License Plate No. EEC2626). The SPCA was contacted as well and arrived at Rylowicz’s home just before 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Upon the arrival of the SPCA, patrol gained entrance into the home where they discovered the lifeless body of Rylowicz.
“It was evident that she died of an unnatural death,” said Szukala.
An investigation of her death determined that the cause of death was ruled a homicide, and the immediate cause of death was from combined blunt and sharp force trauma to the head and neck area. With the assistance of the Buffalo Police Department (BPD), the North Tonawanda Police Department (NTPD) conducted an investigation in order to locate a person of interest to the crime.
On Saturday, Nov. 24 Brian Lowry, 32, Lincoln Avenue, North Tonawanda, was located by BPD and turned over to NTPD. He was then interviewed, arrested by members of the NTPD Detectives Bureau and charged with the murder of Heather M. Rylowicz.
Lowry is charged with murder in the second degree, a class A-1 Felony.
“At this point, there is no reason as to why he did this,” said Szukala.