Raleigh Police Speak Saturday On Taft Case

The Raleigh police held a press conference Saturday afternoon about the Taft case.

Several members of the department took part, including Chief Harry Dolan, Major Rick Grayson and others.

The Chief said the investigation of the case is continuing following the arrest.

Dolan stated there are still details the department can’t discuss, as they work toward a successful prosecution of the case.

Dolan thanked Taft’s family for their assistance and confidence. He also thanked the neighbors who live near the scene of the crime for their support.

“This was truly a difficult case in many respects,” Dolan said.

Dolan answered questions from the media. Below are some of his answers.

“We believe that this was a random act of violence, a random act of homicide,” Dolan said.

He went on to say "We have no other persons of interest in the case.” Dolan said.

“We have not received any cooperation from Williford in this case,” Dolan told reporters. He cited hard work from detectives and the police department for the arrest.

As far as Williford's living arrangements, Dolan said the suspect lived with others in a residence, a home which is about two-tenths of mile from the home where Taft’s body was found.

When asked what led police to Williford, Dolan said detective work.

“DNA has helped in this case,” Dolan said.

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