Detroit police hold suspect after mother killed, baby left alone

31-year-old woman found killed Monday at home near dehydrated baby

DETROIT - Detroit police say they've made an arrest in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old woman whose body was found near her dehydrated 8-month-old daughter.

Detroit police tell Local 4 they are holding a man as a suspect. Woody declines to give more information.

The Wayne County medical examiner's office identifies the woman as Charmanek Johnson. Police say that privacy rules prevent them from revealing the baby's condition.

Authorities say the girl was in her crib when authorities found her and her mother Monday.

Police say Johnson's mother last heard from her Thursday.

The baby is in her father's custody.

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