DECATUR, Mich. (AP) — A woman’s body was found in a wooded area in southwestern Michigan, miles from where the 64-year-old was struck by a vehicle while out for a walk, police said.
Colby Martin was charged with manslaughter with a motor vehicle, concealing a death, and another crime in Van Buren County. Bond was set Thursday at $300,000.READ MORE: MRLA Offering Free Food Safety Classes for Kids
Martin, 29, of White Pigeon, is accused of striking Melody Rohrer in Hamilton Township on Monday and then moving her body to St. Joseph County. Investigators said he led them to the body on Tuesday, Sept. 21.
Martin and Rohrer didn’t know each other, Sheriff Daniel Abbott said.READ MORE: Whitmer: $32M Investment To Recruit, Retain Police Officers
It wasn’t immediately known if Martin has a lawyer yet who could comment on the allegations.
“We’re grateful that we got closure for the family,” the sheriff said. “We were able to come to a resolution within 24 hours, which is hard to do when you had nothing to go on.”MORE NEWS: Deputies Find Human Remains In Mid-Michigan Soybean Field
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