One week after a Huntsville woman’s death was ruled a homicide, her boyfriend is speaking out.
According to the Madison County Coroner’s Office, 53-year-old Diana Patrick was found dead in her home early last Friday morning, but who killed her still remains a mystery.
“I’ll never stop loving Diana," said Wayne Williams. "Because she was just a beautiful, wonderful person. She’d never hurt anybody, she’d do anything she could do to help anybody.”
Wayne Williams says he dated Diana Patrick for almost 25 years and can’t believe she’s really gone.
“She was the love of my life," he said. "I get off work and she’s not here no more. I can’t touch her. I can’t kiss her on her cheek. I can’t hug her no more. Because a monster came in and took her life before her time.”
According to officials, Patrick was found dead in her home early last Friday morning.
Not many details have been released in the investigation, but officials tell WAAY 31 Patrick had injuries that led to her death being ruled a homicide, which is something neighbors say they never expected to hear in their usually quiet neighborhood.
“I haven’t been here long—I’ve been here for about four months, so for this to happen, and nobody knows about it, it’s unbelievable," said neighbor, Antonio Key.
A lot of neighbors WAAY 31 talked with had no idea Patrick had been killed, and those who knew her were saddened by the news—saying she was a nice, friendly woman.
“Nobody deserves this," Williams said. "She, especially, didn’t deserve this. She did not deserve this.”
Many neighbors agree with Williams, saying they hope whoever committed the crime is caught.
“I’m hoping that they bring the people that done it to justice," Key said. "Because, you know, it’s sad that somebody lost their loved one. It could’ve been somebody’s mom, grandma, sister.”
And Williams says he has a message for whoever that person may be.
“You’re going to face justice," he said. "You had no authority to take that life out of my baby.“
Until authorities find the person responsible, neighbors say they’re going to be extra wary of their surroundings.
“I’ve got to be more cautious now, you know," Key said. "The surroundings or how I let the kids go outside and play and stuff like that. You know, you’ve got to keep an eye on them. You can’t let them wander off and leave your eyesight.”
The investigation into Patrick’s death is still ongoing and police are asking for your help.
If you have any information you think may help the case, you can call the Huntsville Police Department.