ROGERS CITY, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – The search to locate a missing metro Detroit woman feared dead has headed up north.
Authorities plan to search inland lakes Friday near Rogers City in Presque Isle County as part of an effort to find 51-year-old Kimberly Dejohn, who was last seen May 14.
Authorities searched the area on Thursday using a cadaver dog, but nothing was found. Warren Deputy Police Commissioner Louis Galasso said the property, located about 210 miles north of Detroit near Alpena, belongs to a family member.
Police say Dejohn’s husband told them he last saw her when she left home following a fight. She was reported missing by her sister two weeks later, on May 28.
Warren police searched Dejohn’s home on Sherwood Avenue, near 8 Mile Road, and found evidence of domestic violence. Police Commissioner Jere Green told WWJ’s Zahra Huber the investigation is being handled as a possible homicide.
“We called in cadaver dogs and they had hit on a few areas in the house, that certainly gives us some concern,” Galasso told WWJ’s Charlie Langton.
Based on what investigators found, Dejohn’s husband, Loyd, was arrested on domestic violence charges. He is being held on a $750,000 cash bond.
After searching the couple’s metro Detroit home, Galasso said circumstantial evidence led their task force up north.
“Between the time that Kimberly went missing and when we took Mr. Dejohn into custody, he was up on that property,” he said.
Dejohn is described as a white female; 5’5″ tall and around 165 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and multiple tattoos. It’s unknown what she was wearing at the time of her disappearance.
Anyone who has seen Dejohn or who has any information about this case is asked to call Warren police at 586-574-4790 or 586-574-4877.
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