GROSSE POINTE (WWJ) – Emerging reports suggest that criminal charges may be filed against Bob Bashara in the strangulation death of his 56-year-old wife, Jane, by the end of next week.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office could file charges against Bob Bashara by the week’s end or the beginning of next week, according to The Macomb Daily.

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Police have called Bob Bashara a “person of interest” since the beginning of the investigation, but he has not been charged with anything. Investigators have been working for more than two months building their case.

The body of Jane Bashara, a marketing executive and mother of two, was found in the back of her Mercedes-Benz SUV parked in an alley at Pinewood and Annott in Detroit on Jan. 25. Her husband reported her missing the night before. An autopsy showed that she had extensive bruising to her upper body, a crushed windpipe and missing fingernails.

In March, authorities charged Bob Bashara’s former handyman Joseph Gentz with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the death of Jane Bashara. Gentz reportedly told Grosse Pointe Park investigators back in January that he was hired to kill Jane Bashara and paid by her husband.

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Gentz was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation and is due back in court on May 4.

A message seeking comment was left with Bob Bashara’s attorney.

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