Mysterious death prompts probe into woman’s body dumped in Chesterfield Township intersection; 1 in custody

Officials say 42-year-old victim lived with suspect

In the early hours Sunday (Feb.13) morning, a 911 call went to police claiming there had been a pedestrian accident at the intersection of Burgess Lane and Hiddenbrook Drive. Monday (Feb. 14) night, police have a man in custody, and it’s the surveillance video from nearby homes that captured what really happened.

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Early Sunday (Feb.13) morning, a 911 call went to police claiming there had been a pedestrian accident at the intersection of Burgess Lane and Hiddenbrook Drive.

Monday (Feb. 14) night, police have a man in custody, and it’s the surveillance video from nearby homes that captured what really happened.

“When our firefighters and police officers arrived, they quickly determined they didn’t believe that was the situation,” said Chief Brian Bassett.

Surveillance cameras on nearby homes captured the incident, but we were allowed to look at one video but not record it.

A pickup truck pulls up to that intersection and dumped the body in the middle of it. A man then hops into the truck, runs the body over, and takes off.

About 40 minutes later, the truck returned, except this time it had two men in vehicle. Police say it was a father and son duo. The father then calls 911 upon arrival. As the police arrive, the son then takes off.

Read: Body of Chesterfield Township woman found lying near intersection; 2 residents in custody

Police say the victim is a 42-year-old woman who lived with the son at a home just a few blocks away. Tonight (Feb. 14), the father has been questioned and released by Chesterfield Township police, but his 42-year-old son is in the Macomb County Jail.

The suspect will not be identified because he has not been charged yet, but he has a criminal history and is currently on probation. An autopsy is pending, but police say she was dead on the scene when they arrived.

“We anticipate arraigning this suspect within the next 24 hours,” Bassett said. “We’ve been working with the Macomb County Prosecutors Office.”


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Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.