DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit man has been charged with killing a 20-year-old woman whose body was found on the city’s west side just over a year after she was reported missing.

Jerry McCoy, 46, is expected to be arraigned Saturday morning on a charge of first-degree premeditated murder in the death of Deann “Lola” Robinson.

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Robinson was reported missing by her family on January 3, 2015. At the time, police said Robinson was last seen around 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day, leaving her home at 15300 West Chicago Rd., near Whitcomb and Evergreen. She got into a white Chevy Trailblazer with an unknown black male and was never heard from again.

A $2,500 reward was offered for information on Robinson’s disappearance as a year passed without any movement in the case.

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Then on February 26, 2016, police found Robinson’s body at a location in the 2700 block of Sturtevant, in a neighborhood along Davison and Linwood streets. At that time, police say McCoy was identified as the suspect in the case.

Investigators say McCoy and Robinson had known each other for several months prior to her death. It’s alleged that on January 1, 2015, McCoy picked up Robinson and took her back to his home in the 9600 block of Sorrento, near Chicago and Schaefer, and strangled her to death, according to police. McCoy then allegedly removed Robinson’s body and dumped it on Sturtevant.

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