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Posted on Tue, May 31, 2011 : 10 a.m.

Police identify man who shot ex-wife, killed himself in Ann Arbor park

By Cindy Heflin

The man who shot his former wife early Saturday morning in Ann Arbor's Dolph Park Nature area and then killed himself is Marlow Demon Long of Dundee, Ann Arbor police said today.

Police said Long, 37, shot his ex-wife, Katrina Long, 33, of Ann Arbor, early Saturday morning after forcing her at gunpoint to drive around for several hours. She was wounded in the neck and shoulder area and has been released from the University of Michigan Hospital, said Ann Arbor police Detective Sgt. Pat Hughes.

Police said the two agreed to meet in the Canton area about 8 p.m. Friday. At some point, Long produced a gun and forced his former wife to drive around for several hours.

Sometime after midnight they stopped at the Dolph Park Nature Area in Ann Arbor. Shortly after 1 a.m., while they were sitting in the car Long shot her in the neck and shoulder area. She was able to get out of the vehicle and get the attention of two people who were entering the park. She got in their car and they drove her out of the park and called 911.

Long then turned the gun on himself, Hughes said. Police found him at the park, and he was transported to the University of Michigan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


Monica R-W

Fri, Jun 17, 2011 : 4:46 a.m.

OMG! Thank God Katrina is OK. She is a EXCELLENT person and I am so glad that she survived this for her kids and herself!

gern blanstead

Wed, Jun 8, 2011 : 5:21 p.m.

To Maya, from the track & field and running community. We have several families in our lives. One of yours is the track & field community. Know we love and cherish you and all your accomplishments. We grieve with you and are stricken with profound sadness what your family has indured. Know that but for the grace of God, any of us could end up in this scenario. Any of us. Here and now is a collective hug to you from us, your friends and family from the track & field community. We are SO relieved your mother survived. This was a tragedy, but remember why we do sports, not just to win medals and championships, but learn to get up when we are stumbled, be it on the track or in life. Know that with every bad day comes tomorrow with all the hopes and promises that encompass who you are. The lessons learned on the track will carry you far. This setback will fade just as other challenges you have faced in your life. Know that all the prayers we have for healing and peace in your life are real and will help sustain you through this tragic time. May the peace and love and the FELLOWSHIP of the holy spirt be with you always. May God's grace shine down upon you in your lying down and your rising up. You don't face this alone, We and God face this with you. You will have a great life because we are all praying and pulling for you and with you. Gary Bastien Saline, MI


Wed, Jun 1, 2011 : 9:17 p.m.

Thanks to 'Monet007' for the comment and for revealing the human side of this story. Love is a complex emotion and we should not be surprised if love generates a feeling called hatred which is exactly the opposite of love. So, we need to be careful while dealing with a powerful emotion like love. I am not a preacher or a pastor advocating religion to solve human problems. I have basic understanding of human body and its functions. I use the term 'spiritual' strictly to explain the status of man in nature and to describe the basis for man's existence. Man is a social being, he seeks satisfaction from social relationships. Some social relationships like friendship, brotherly love, or parental love are less complex as there is no strong feelings to possess the object that is loved. In relationships based upon sexual relations, the feelings are often associated with a desire to control or influence the object of love. To attain proper balance, I suggest to keep the God-Connection, and the fact of that spiritual relationship restrains the desire to control or influence others with whom we may have social relationships.


Wed, Jun 1, 2011 : 7:11 p.m.

two people who were entering the park at 1 am????!!! mmmm okay .


Tue, May 31, 2011 : 11:55 p.m.

Please keep both Families in your Prayer, also for all the close Friends , that is also having a very tough time with this.


Tue, May 31, 2011 : 10:52 p.m.

Still so very sad, I will keep both familes in my thoughts and prayers.


Tue, May 31, 2011 : 4:14 p.m.

Marlos was loved by everyone. This is so sad ....our hearts are all heavy. He loved Katrina and the Kids so much. People pleaae remember, no matter how bad it feels in the midnight hour....if you just hang in there, tomorrow always comes and brings new hope. Marlos we , I , my entire family loved you like you were ours will be forever missed. We will watch over Katrina and the Kids , we know thats what you would want us to do........they love you and miss you so much, this will be so hard but we will ask God to help us.

John B.

Tue, May 31, 2011 : 6:43 p.m.

I find this very confusing.

fight hunger

Tue, May 31, 2011 : 3:13 p.m.

please keep both famlilies in prayer they reall y need it trina is a very close family member


Tue, May 31, 2011 : 2:37 p.m.

Wow - how absolutely terrifying. So glad to hear she got away.