Oliver Mitevski, of Clinton Township, was driving on 21 Mile Road in Macomb Township when another vehicle crossed the center line and slammed into his car.
A witness said three people loading a motorcycle into a minivan in the middle of the night appeared suspicious.
Instead of stopping, he continued the 26-hour, 1,700 mile journey — the dead woman buckled in the passenger’s seat.
According to police, the suspect entered the store, jumped over the counter, pointed a dark-colored handgun at the clerk and demanded money.
A Detroit-area man says he refused to stop and contact authorities after one of his passengers died during a drive to Michigan from Arizona in part because he feared being incarcerated if police investigated.
It was a long, strange road trip for a 62-year-old Clinton Township man who traveled half-way across the country with a dead body in the passenger’s seat.
“It’ll bring closure to the community, and the surrounding areas, and the other store owners…”
A cash reward has grown to over $20,000 for information that can help solve the case of a Macomb County party store owner who was murdered during a robbery.
Dozens of people were immediately drawn to the party store to share in the grief of losing a beloved community member and business owner.
Police are searching for three suspects after an armed robbery inside a Macomb County party store turned deadly.