Police: Husband held after death of 53-year-old woman in Pittsfield Township
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.com
Police have taken into custody the husband of a 53-year-old woman who was found dead in Pittsfield Township Friday.
Pittsfield Township Police went to the 4700 block of Hickory Pointe Boulevard about 4:45 p.m. Friday after being asked to check on the welfare of the woman, who has been identified as Katherine Porter, police said in a media release. Porter was dead inside the home, and her 44-year-old husband was taken into custody, police said in a media release.
All indications are that’s it’s a domestic related homicide," Pittsfield Township Public Safety Director Matthew Harshberger said.
He said he could not immediately say who asked police to check on the woman’s welfare.
The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, is being held at the Washtenaw County Jail, pending a review of possible charges from the prosecutor's office. Detectives are still investigating.
Police have not said how the woman died.
The multi-story homes that line Hickory Pointe Boulevard were bustling with families coming and going Saturday afternoon.
Some neighbors who spoke to AnnArbor.com said they heard what sounded like gunshots Thursday night. A man who lives on Hickory Pointe Boulevard said his wife told him she heard the noises. The man, who didn't want to be named, also said people came and went frequently at the home.
A boy who lives in the neighborhood said the gunshot-like sounds woke him up about 10:15 p.m. Thursday.
Neighbors said they saw nothing out of the ordinary Friday except for police investigating at one house on the street.
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Kyle Feldscher contributed to this report.