Man charged with mutilating body in connection with missing 29-year-old Livingston County woman
DETROIT – Dowan Knighton, 47, is in jail in connection with the recently discovered remains of 29-year-old Kayla Pierce of Livingston County. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Knighton with mutilation of a dead body, concealing the death of an individual and tampering with evidence. Detroit police said Pierce’s mother reported her missing on Nov. 24, 2020. He is expected to return to court Feb. 25. A GoFundMe has been set up to help Pierce’s family pay for funeral expenses.