CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (WWJ) – State Police in Cheboygan County, in Michigan’s northern lower peninsula, have found a body believed to be that of a missing Warren woman.
Kimberly Ann Dejohn, 51, was last seen May 14 at her home on the 21000 block of Sherwood Ave., near 8 Mile Road.
Police talking to WWJ Newsradio 950 confirmed that cadaver dogs discovered the body of a white female, Wednesday afternoon. Crime lab technicians remained on the scene, early Wednesday evening, while a positive identification was still pending.
Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green says they followed a lead that a body was buried in the grave at a foreclosed home in Koehler Township.
” … there was a lot of evidence at the home suggesting that there was an altercation and the cadaver dogs hit at a location at the upstairs of the house and we were confident that that was the crime scene,” said Green.
“They confirmed that it appeared there was a shallow grave site – with tire tracks backed up to it – that was covered by a blue tarp,” Green added. “The canine dog altered on the odor of a decomposing human remains and then the MSP … on the scene recovered the remains of a white female.”
The discovery comes after, early this month, police found evidence of a struggle at the home Dejohn shared with her husband Loyd. He was arrested and charged with aggravated domestic assault and is being held on a $750,000 cash bond.
Police said Loyd Dejohn admitted to getting into a fight with his wife, but claimed she left the house after the scuffle and never returned.
Anyone who has any information about this case is asked to call Warren police at 586-574-4790 or 586-574-4877.