County Medical Examiner rules Elizabeth Garrow-McDonald’s death a homicide, multiple stab wounds

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MADISON COUNTY, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Monday, Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood gave an update on the death of Elizabeth Garrow-McDonald, 19.

She had gone missing on September 23, and her body was recovered the morning of September 27 along North Main Street in the Village of Canastota.

Hood said that Garrow-McDonald’s body was sent to the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office, and her death is considered a homicide. The medical examiners said Garrow-McDonald died of multiple stab wounds.

Garrow-McDonald was last seen at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Peterboro Street in Canastota around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday. The sheriff says Garrow-McDonald’s husband, George McDonald Jr., is in custody on charges unrelated to his wife’s disappearance.

George McDonald Jr., 24, is the only person of interest at this time.

George McDonald Jr. (Madison County Sheriff’s Office)

Sheriff Hood said he was interviewed by the Madison County Sheriffs Department, but invoked his right to an attorney and fifth amendment rights to remain silent.

McDonald was arrested Friday for violating his probation. The charges McDonald Jr. was arrested on are unrelated to Garrow-McDonald’s disappearance, according to the sheriff.

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