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2011-11-16 / Front Page

Woman, 20, found dead at Mayfield Twp. home; death ‘suspicious’

MAYFIELD TWP. — Authorities are investigating the death of a 20-year-old Otisville woman found dead at a relative’s home in Mayfield Township early this morning.
The woman’s father called Michigan State Police at the Flint Post at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday reporting she was missing from her home near Otisville in northwest Genesee County. The man, said Lt. Stephen Sipes, told police he hadn’t heard from his daughter since late Monday.
Troopers from the Lapeer Post went to a house on Kings Mill Road where the missing woman was supposed to be house sitting, but no one answered the door.
About 2:30 a.m., one of the missing woman’s friend’s called Central Dispatch saying they had found the missing woman’s car in a parking lot at the Lapeer State Game Area on Five Lakes Road, less than two miles from where the woman was house sitting.
Troopers searched the area with a tracking dog and MSP aviation support and about 4:30 a.m., they entered the Kings Mill Road home and found the missing woman dead.
Police aren’t identifying the victim. Sipes said an autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday and the fact her car was found some two miles away from where her body was found makes her death suspicious.
The death is being investigated by detectives from the Flint and Lapeer posts, with the assistance of the MSP Bridgeport Crime Lab and Lapeer County Prosecutor Byron Konschuh.
Konschuh said he had sent assistant prosecutors Steve Beatty and Matt Funke to the scene.
 Anyone with information about this death is asked to call the Lapeer Post at 810-664-2906.

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