Suspect arraigned in murder of Frenchtown Township caregiver

64-year-old Nancy Lake strangled Wednesday


DETROIT – A 68-year-old man has been arraigned on charges he strangled his 64-year-old caregiver to death Wednesday in Frenchtown Township.

Richard Phillip Achauer of Monroe is charged with open murder in the death of Nancy Lake.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said Lake and Achauer had been arguing over living conditions when it turned physical. Achauer manually.

strangled Lake to death.

He is being held without bond in the Monroe County Jail

The investigation continues by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office Detective Bureau.