Woman's body found in vacant house on Detroit's west side

Victim found on Log Cabin Street, cause of death still pending

DETROIT - Detroit police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Tuesday morning on the city's west side.

Police said the body was found by a city worker just before 10 a.m. in a vacant house on Log Cabin Street.

Police said they can't yet say if the woman's death is suspicious or from a natural medical condition.

Family members of a missing woman named Dynasty Myles arrived at the location hoping it was not Myles. However, their conversation with police lead them to think it is.

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Myles, 23, was last seen at 10 p.m. New Years day. Her Chrysler 200 was parked outside the Benihana restaurant near Fairlane Mall in Dearborn. She had left her 6-year-old daughter with family members in Southfield.

A security camera showed a woman believed to be Myles outside the restaurant that night. She was getting into a late model, silver or gray Dodge Durango.

Myles' relatives say it was very unusual for her to be gone without checking in with them.

The body on Log Cabin Street was found by a city worker who was driving a salt truck. It's not clear what caused him to go by the abandoned house.

Detectives from Detroit and Dearborn police searched for clues. The cold weather made it difficult to determine how long the body had been there. Police will not comment on how the woman may have died.

A large quantity of what appears to be blood is on the vacant house's kitchen floor.

-- Dynasty Myles

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