WHITE LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – On Saturday, police released more details about the arrest made in connection with the murder of Waterford Township resident Susie Zhao.
The 33-year-old professional poker player’s body was found badly burned July 13 near the Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area. Zhao recently moved from California to Michigan.
Police say the man in custody is a 60-year-old Pontiac resident. The case will be forwarded to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office in the next couple days for review.
On Thursday, detectives from the White Lake Township Police Department secured search warrants for the homicide investigation. Detectives and the FBI task force began searching for a suspect vehicle named in one of the search warrants. On Friday, at about 9 a.m. detectives were notified by the FBI task force about the location of the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was stopped in the area of I-275 and Michigan Avenue and search warrants were executed.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit tips online here.