Clay Township, Michigan’s Virginia Farrell fatally stabbed

Virginia Cecelia Farrell of Clay Township, St. Clair County, Michigan, United States has died. She was 79.

Farrell lived alone in Clay Township. One of her neighbors recently became concerned about her well-being.


On May 17, 1997, the neighbor found Farrell dead inside her home in Clay Township. She had been brutally beaten and stabbed.

The preliminary investigation of the Clay Township Police Department indicated forced entry into the house. However, nothing was stolen from the residence.

Authorities also found no signs of a struggle. They have yet to identify a suspect.


Clay Township became a township in 1822. Since the 1920s, the Colony Tower, which is at the township’s southwest corner, has been a registered landmark.

Out of Clay Township’s total area of 82.5 square miles, 35.5 square miles is land. It includes Dickinson Island, Harsens Island, Russell Island and St. Johns Marsh.

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Anyone with information about Virginia Cecelia Farrell‘s murder is asked to contact the Clay Township Police Department at 794-9381 or the Michigan State Police at 495-4677.

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