Hale, Michigan State Police, Michigan, Shallow Grave, Murder, Buried Body

Second Man Arraigned In Shallow Grave Murder Case

HALE, Mich. (WWJ/AP) –A second man has been arraigned after being arrested in connection with the slaying of a 72-year-old northern Michigan man whose body was found in a shallow grave behind his home.

24-year-old Christopher Grinnell of Bay City was arraigned on one count of accessory after the fact to a felony in the death of Hale resident Roger Lee Knickerbocker. The body was unearthed last Thursday, according to Michigan State Police.

The dig began after police responded to a domestic violence report at another Iosco County home. Police say they arrested a woman and, while they were taking her to jail, she brought up a homicide and gave troopers the Hale home’s address.

20-year-old Daniel Olar was arraigned Friday on an open murder charge and is held without bond.

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