Police questioning person of interest after woman’s ‘suspicious’ death in Canton Township
CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are questioning a person of interest in the “suspicious” death of a 65-year-old woman in Canton Township. Officials said they found the woman dead around 7:45 a.m. Monday (Feb. 22) at her home in the 4100 block of Kimberly Drive. Authorities said they were “actively investigating this suspicious incident.”At 2 p.m. Monday, police said they have one person of interest in custody for questioning in connection with the woman’s death. “Our officers and detectives have been working diligently to investigate the facts of this morning’s incident,” Deputy Chief Craig Wilsher said. AdThe woman’s identity has not been revealed.
Harper Woods director of public safety addresses death of 38-year-old woman inside holding cell
HARPER WOODS, Mich. – The Harper Woods director of public safety spoke to the Local 4 Defenders about the death of Priscilla Slater, a 38-year-old woman who was found unresponsive last week in a holding cell. READ: Protest held after 38-year-old woman dies in holding cell in Harper WoodsSince Slater’s death, Michigan State Police officials have stepped in to investigate what happened at the Harper Woods Police Department. Local 4 Defender Shawn Ley spoke with Vincent Smith, the Harper Woods director of public safety, about the case. “I think the key questions is: Why did you suspend these six employees?” Shawn asked. Smith said Slater’s in-custody death upset him so much he called her family personally to notify them.