Suspect arrested in connection with body found in St. Clair County

49-year-old woman arrested in connection with elderly woman found in Port Huron Township

Published On: Mar 21 2013 04:04:29 PM EDT
PORT HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -

A 49-year-old Salem, Oregon woman has been arrested in connection to the body of an elderly woman found behind the Goodwill Store in Port Huron Township last week.

According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the woman is believed to have disposed of the body behind the Goodwill.  Citizens' tips generated since Friday, March 15th led to authorities being able to locate the suspect in Belleville, Illinois.  She is being held pending further court action.

The woman found under blankets behind the Goodwill store has not been positively identified as yet. 

The woman is described as white, around 80 years old, 5 feet tall and between 100 and 110 pounds. She had gray shoulder-length hair, dark eyes and signs of having had a mastectomy and two surgical scars on her stomach.

She was wearing an Indian print skirt and a blouse that was white, black and red.

The Medical Examiner’s Office is awaiting records that will attempt to make a positive ID.