HARRISON TWP. (WWJ) – A 34-year-old Harrison Township man suspected in his girlfriend’s death is jailed on a related charge.
Eric Schultz was arraigned Monday on one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder after the body of 48-year-old Chantal Rea was found in the backseat of her car in front of a home on Cloverleaf Street last Friday.
Macomb County Sheriff’s investigators believe the St. Clair Shores woman was seriously injured when she fled Schultz’s home after a domestic dispute.
The charge Schultz currently faces is a 10-year felony.
Sheriff Anthony Wickersham told reporters that Rea’s death is being investigated as homicide but did not talk about a possible cause of death.
Investigators are waiting final autopsy reports; and once those are completed, according to the sheriff’s office, charges against Schultz may be “amended and elevated.”
Bond was set at $750,000 cash/surety in 41-B District Court. Schultz remained lodged at the Macomb County Jail.