Oakland County woman found dead in home identified as Novi schools administrative assistant

61-year-old Commerce Township man taken into custody; manner of death ruled homicide

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COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An Oakland County woman was found dead in the bathroom of her home after she didn’t show up for work Monday, officials said. Her husband was arrested.

UPDATE: Longtime Novi schools worker found murdered inside home

Deputies were called at about 10:46 a.m. Monday, May 17, to a home in the 4100 block of Chesapeake Circle in Commerce Township for a welfare check.

The woman was identified as 59-year-old Tatiana Vuichard, an administrative assistant with the Novi Community School District. She worked at the school district for 30 years.

Vuichard hadn’t reported to work that morning, and police made contact with her husband to check on her, authorities said.

When deputies arrived, they said they found her body on the bathroom floor.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said an autopsy was performed, concluding that she had slash wounds to her neck. The manner of death is ruled as a homicide.

Vuichard’s 61-year-old husband was taken into custody and transported to the Oakland County Jail, according to police.

Detectives continue to investigate.


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