Detroit man charged after dismembered body found in senior housing building

Victim's body found Friday when police followed trail of blood in Phillip Sims apartments on Dickerson Street


A 72-year-old Detroit man has been charged with dismembering a dead woman's body that was found in his bathroom.

The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office says police officers followed a trail of blood from a sidewalk to Alphonso Jackson's apartment Friday.

He's charged with disinterment of a body, tampering with evidence and concealing a death.

Jackson isn't charged with killing the woman.

He was arrested last week and is scheduled to appear Monday afternoon in Detroit's 36th District Court. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.

No other details were released about the woman. The case remains under investigation. 

Alphonso Jackson's mug shot

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