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News Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2023


Homicide Arrest

VICTIM:               Winifred P. BOAKYE (33 yoa)
                             Fleetwood, PA 19522

DEFENDANT:     Harrison Adu BOAKYE (46 yoa)
                             Fleetwood, PA 19522

        Harrison Adu Boakye

CHARGES:           Murder of the 1st Degree
                              Murder of the 3rd Degree
                              Aggravated Assault
                              Simple Assault

On July 7, 2023, at approximately 0825 hours, the Fleetwood Police Department was dispatched to a 911 call regarding a domestic situation at 30 Middletown Rd., Fleetwood. Upon arrival, officers located the unresponsive victim inside the residence.  Life saving measures were initiated by responding officers and EMS personnel but failed. The coroner was contacted and subsequently pronounced the female victim deceased.

An investigation conducted by the Berks County Detectives revealed that the defendant engaged in a physical altercation with the victim inside the master bathroom of their Richmond Township residence.

On July 10, 2023, an autopsy was conducted at the Tower Health Reading Hospital.  The victim’s death was ruled a homicide and was determined to have been caused by manual strangulation.   
On July 12, 2023, the defendant was charged with the afore-mentioned charges.  A warrant of arrest was issued for the defendant by Magisterial District Judge Gail M. Greth.

The defendant, who was currently incarcerated in the Berks County Jail, was arraigned and bail was denied.

A Criminal Complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.