Medical examiner: Suspected body of missing Warren woman was strangled

DNA testing results needed to confirm whether body is 51-year-old Kimberly Dejohn

DETROIT – The body found in northern Michigan's Koehler Township this week and suspected of belonging to a missing Warren woman was strangled to death, according to the Macomb County Medical Examiner's Office.

Investigators are awaiting DNA testing results to confirm the identification. Sources tell Local 4 it is likely 51-year-old Kimberly Dejohn, who has been missing since May 14.

Police say her husband, 46-year-old Loyd Dejohn, told them he last saw his wife when she left home following a fight May 14. He has admitted to shoving his wife, resulting in her hitting her head on a dresser.

Loyd Dejohn originally was charged with aggravated domestic violence, but during a hearing on Thursday, the court added an additional charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. His bond was also brought up to $1 million.

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