Murder investigation launched after a university administrator, 53, is found face down in the bathtub of her Virginia home beside a bloody knife and with the water still running
- Suzanne Fairman, 53, was found dead inside her Richmond home last Thursday night
- Her body was discovered face down in a bathtub with the water still running
- A bloodied knife was also located in the same room, but the medical examiner’s office has listed her cause of death as asphyxiation
- Police have now launched a murder probe, seizing items of interest from the property, including three computers and a cell phone
- Fairman’s distraught son has pleaded with the public for any information on his mother’s mysterious death
Police have launched a homicide investigation after a university administrator was found dead inside her home in Richmond, Virginia, last week.
Suzanne Fairman, 53, was discovered face down in a bathtub by authorities who called around to her Stratford Hills property to perform a welfare check on Thursday night.
They were alerted by relatives who had become concerned after the grandmother failed to arrive in Florida on a scheduled vacation.
The tub’s water was still running and a bloodied knife was found on a counter-top in the same bathroom.
However, on Monday, the medical examiner listed Fairman’s cause of death as asphyxiation, according to NBC 12.
Suzanne Fairman, 53, was discovered face down in a bathtub at her Richmond home last Thursday, and police have now launched a homicide investigation
Fairman, who worked at Virginia Commonwealth University, reportedly lived alone at the property (pictured)
Police have now classified the case as a homicide, and are appealing to the public for help with the case.
Fairman, who worked at Virginia Commonwealth University, reportedly lived alone at the home.
Investigators have seized several items of interest from the residence, including three computers, a cell phone, bedding, gloves and a bandanna.
Fairman’s distraught son, Scott, gave an interview with CBS 6 on Monday, pleading for anyone with any knowledge of his mother’s death to come forward.
‘This is a horrible crime… it does not do her justice sugar-coating everything,’ he sobbed.
Fairman failed to arrive in Florida on a scheduled vacation, prompting concerned relatives to contact authorities
‘Every little bit of information is vital to every part of this – even if people think this is irrelevant’.
‘She was an incredible grandmother; she was a phenomenal mother. She would give even if she had nothing to give.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.
Fairman’s distraught son, Scott (pictured), gave an interview with CBS 6 on Friday, pleading for anyone with any knowledge of his mother’s death to come forward