PORTAGE, Mich. (AP) — Bodies found in a wooded area in western Michigan have been identified as a couple who went missing earlier this month.
The deaths of Gary and Laura Johnson will be listed as homicides, authorities said Monday.READ MORE: Karen Carter, and Others Metro Detroiters Chipped In To Help Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Radiothon
Their bodies were unearthed Friday at Gourdneck State Game Area in Portage, about three miles from their home.
Police entered the home last Tuesday and found signs of violence after Gary’s employer said he had not logged on for work, Portage Public Safety Director Nick Armold said last week.READ MORE: Granholm Confirmed By Senate To Be Next Energy Secretary
The couple’s 27-year-old son is in custody on other charges. Police said he was found in a storage unit at an apartment building and had his parents’ car.
Laura Johnson, 65, got a personal protection order against their estranged son in 2018, saying he needed mental health care. She said he assaulted them, damaged property and refused to leave their home, WWMT-TV reported.MORE NEWS: South Haven And Other Michigan Beaches Look To Hire Lifeguards To Stop Accidental Drownings
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