Woman's dismembered body found near home in Lapeer County

36-year-old Flint man arrested as person of interest

LAPEER COUNTY, Mich. – Police are investigating after a dismembered body was found Wednesday near a home on Davison Road in Lapeer County.

Officials are calling the gruesome case "suspicious" after they found the body on private property. They said they have ruled out the homeowner of the location where the body was found as a suspect, but they did arrest a 36-year-old Flint man who they said knows the homeowner.

Investigators received a tip Wednesday that a body was buried at the home, prompting the investigation. Lapeer County Sheriff's officials said the incident started in a neighboring area and spilled into Lapeer County.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a woman's dismembered body buried at a fresh gravesite.

Police said the woman was recently killed. She has been identified as a 37-year-old Flint woman. Her family has been notified of the incident.

The man Flint man who was taken into custody is being called a person of interest in the case. He has not been formally charged.

Officials don't believe there's a threat to the public in this case.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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