Ypsilanti murder suspect found dead in jail cell
PITTSFIELD CHARTER TWP., MI - A suspect in a 2018 murder in Ypsilanti was found dead Sunday morning in his jail cell. Officers discovered the body of 32-year-old Orlando Whitfield at 7 a.m., June 27 in a single-person cell in the Washtenaw County Jail, 2201 Hogback Road in Pittsfield Charter Township, said the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department in a release. Read more: Ypsilanti murder suspect accused of cutting tether, named person of interest in double homicideWhitfield’s death does not appear to have any indications of foul play, police said, though the investigation into the death continues. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s policy is for outside agencies to conduct investigations into deaths that occur while inmates are in custody in the county jail. Read more: Infant found alone in Michigan home with murdered parentsWhitfield was scheduled for bond violation hearing Tuesday, June 29 before Washtenaw County Trial Judge Carol Kuhnke.mlive.com
Ypsilanti murder suspect accused of cutting tether, named person of interest in double homicide
ANN ARBOR, MI – A murder suspect who was freed on bond awaiting trial is back in custody after being named as a person of interest in a double murder in Detroit. Orlando Whitfield is back in custody after cutting his GPS tether while on bond for murder he is accused of committing in 2018 in Ypsilanti, court records show. Police believe Edmunds was killed during a robbery at the University Green Apartments in Ypsilanti that also left her boyfriend wounded. An arrest warrant was issued June 17 after the court detected his GPS tether had been removed, records show. Infant found alone in Michigan home with murdered parentsHe is currently being questioned by Detroit police regarding the double homicide, police said.mlive.com
Person of interest in Detroit double homicide turns himself in at Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office
The investigation into the double murder of Deandre Fizer III, 31, and his fiancée, Tonia Carter, 27, in northwest Detroit took a stunning turn as interim Police Chief James White announced that Orlando Whitfield was considered a person of interest.