DENVER (CBS4) – Police in Denver said the death of a pastor’s wife was not considered suspicious and is not being investigated as a homicide. The woman’s husband was released from police custody.
Officers rushed to the home in the 14500 block of East Andrews Drive about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday night where they found the woman, later identified by the family as Elizabeth Adenowo, dead. Adenowo’s husband, Pastor Olutoyin “Tony” Oladipo, a pastor at a nearby church, was detained by police for a time.
Police tweeted an update on the investigation Wednesday morning and stated Adenowo’s death was not considered suspicious and was not being investigated as a homicide.
A friend of the couple said the pastor called him after Adenowo’s death and told him something bad had happened. That person also said the woman had been sick recently.
An autopsy was scheduled to be performed on Wednesday. The cause of Adenowo’s death has not been released but there are various report Elizabeth Adenowo died from cancer.
Statement From Elizabeth Adenowo’s Family To CBS4’s Kelly Werthmann
The family will like to thank the public, news agencies, friends, family, and the Entire Association of African Pastors of Colorado for their Support since the sudden death of our mother, sister, and Pastor of the Lord, Rev (Mrs) Elizabeth Adenowo.
Now that the Denver Police Dept has tweeted that her death was not suspicious. The family as a faithful servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ believe our mother is now peacefully with the Lord and there is no foul play involved, contrary to the earlier report in the news. She has served her Lord faithfully and she is now at peace with her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ
Thank you for this opportunity.
Thank you and God bless