18-year-old Zachariah Santaguida faces a charge of first degree murder in the death of his 24-year-old sister, Elizabeth, who police say was found strangled in the basement of her family's home in the 30000 block of Hilltop Drive on April 8.
Detectives say they found a "ligature mark" around the victim's neck, however there was no object around her neck that could have caused the injury, the affidavit states. She was also wearing black pants which had been partially pulled down exposing her panties, the affidavit states
Authorities say the murder occurred sometime on the afternoon of April 8 when Elizabeth was supposed to be at work with her father, Richard Santaguida, who told police he is a doctor who evaluates patients for medical marijuana use.
While interviewing the family around their dining room table, police say her father, Richard Santaguida, became agitated when told he could not go down to the basement to see his daughter's body. "Why did you call the cops?" he yelled at his wife, according to police. "You should have waited until I got home."
Zachariah, according to police, sat at the table cutting his fingernails with clippers during the family interview.