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Police search for man wanted in connection with Sumpter Township quadruple homicide

37-year-old man reportedly confessed to killing four victims

Raymond Lee Bailey.
Raymond Lee Bailey. (WDIV)

SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are searching for a man wanted in connection to a quadruple Sumpter Township homicide that happened Saturday.

UPDATE -- Aug. 19, 2020: Sumpter Township quadruple homicide suspect charged with first-degree murder

On Saturday, police responded to the homicide scene in the 24000 block of Martinsville in Sumpter Township.

Officers found two men and two women who were all in their thirties shot to death.

Detectives identified 37-year-old Raymond Lee Bailey of Sumpter Township, the ex-boyfriend of one of the woman, as a possible suspect.

Authorities obtained information that he might have possibly headed to the Upper Peninsula.

Shortly afterward, police learned he had allegedly confessed to killing the victims over the phone to several people. The confessions were reportedly made through phone calls and text messages.

Detectives were able to begin tracking him down and managed to locate his vehicle near Bay City.

Police have worked through the night with authorities in that area to find him. The search and investigation is ongoing.

Bailey was reportedly charged with domestic violence in Wayne County in 2019.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sumpter Township Police Department at 734-461-4833 and select option number four.

Statewide manhunt for suspect in quadruple murder in Sumpter Township
Statewide manhunt for suspect in quadruple murder in Sumpter Township

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