Tuesday, February 26, 2013
William Michael Dhondt is being held without bail and faces a charge of premeditated murder.
William Michael Dhondt, 28, faces a charge of premeditated murder in the death of Kaitlin Elizabeth Hehir, 29, whose body was discovered Saturday in the Farmington home she and Dhondt shared. According to a Farmington Public Safety Dept. press release, Dhondt was arraigned in front of Judge James Wittenberg of the 45A District Court in Berkley at 3 p.m. Tuesday. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf, and he was ordered held without bond in the Oakland County jail. A pre-exam conference court date is scheduled March 5, 10:30 a.m., at the 45A District Court. Proceedings are being held there because Hehir was an employee of the 47th District Court in Farmington Hills, where judges knew and worked with her. A funeral service for Hehir…
Farmington Public Safety Director Bob Schulz says crisis counselors may be called as officers have time to reflect on the tragedy.
Charges are expected today in connection with the murder of Kaitlin Elizabeth Hehir, 29, whose body was discovered Saturday in the Farmington home she shared with the man suspected of killing her. WJBK-TV reported Monday that grief counselors were called in Monday to the 47th District Court building in Farmington Hills, where Hehir had worked for the past four and a half years. The station reported that Hehir was from Plymouth and had lived in Farmington only a few months. Court administrator Dave Walsh told the Detroit Free Press Monday that Hehir was "incredibly bright – a friendly wonderful kid". The newspaper reported that officials said her body was dismembered, with remains found "in buckets in the garage and basement". While the …
Date and time of Kaitlin Hehir's funeral have not been set, according to a Plymouth funeral home website.
Funeral services for Plymouth native Kaitlin E. Hehir, 29, whose body was found Saturday in her Farmington home, will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Plymouth. According to an obituary published Monday on the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home website, a date and time for the service has not yet been determined. Visitation dates and times at the funeral home have also not been finalized. Kaitlin is survived by her parents, Joseph, Jr. and Mary Hehir; her brother, Brian; and grandmother Regina LaPorte. She is also survived her dog, Rose. Her grandparents Joseph and Doris Hehir preceded her in death. Authorities expect Hehir's boyfriend to be arraigned Tuesday on charges connected to her death. She had been employed at the…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Kaitlin Elizabeth Hehir, 29, was an employee of the 47th District Court, so the man authorities expect to charge in connection with her death will be arraigned elsewhere.
A Farmington woman whose body was discovered in a home on Colchester late Saturday night has been identified as, Kaitlin Elizabeth Hehir, an employee of the 47th District Court in Farmington Hills. According to a press release issued by Farmington Public Safety, the man police are holding in connection with Hehir's death, her live-in boyfriend, will be arraigned sometime on Tuesday. Under normal circumstances, he would have been arraigned at the 47th District Court, but because of the victim's connection there, he will appear in a different court. The time and location of his arraignment has not yet been released. Officers responded to a home the couple shared in the 23800 block of Colchester at around 10 p.m. on Saturday. Hehir's …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Farmington Public Safety officers investigating the woman's disappearance find her body in a home on Colchester.
The live-in boyfriend of a 29-year-old Farmington woman is in police custody, after officers investigating the woman's disappearance found her body in a home on Colchester late Saturday night. According to a press release, when officers responded to the home at around 10 p.m., the woman's boyfriend told police the last time he saw the woman was around 12:30 a.m. on Friday, when she dropped him off at home and left to go back to a party. But the woman's friends told officers they had not seen her since she left the party to pick him up from work. The release indicated that police detained the boyfriend after finding what appeared to be bloody plastic in the home. After the boyfriend told detectives that he and his girlfriend had a verbal …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Police Chief Chuck Nebus says Marjorie Caruthers, 82, was found about 20 feet from the shoreline of a pond in the neighborhood where she lived.
Farmington Hills Police have identified the body of a woman found Tuesday morning in a pond behind Clear Lake Drive as that of 82-year-old Marjorie Caruthers. Chief Chuck Nebus said Caruthers' body was found about 20 feet from the shoreline of a pond near the neighborhood where she lived. Nebus said her coat and medical identification were found on the shore; Caruthers was found in an area of the pond that was not frozen. "We're calling it a death investigation," Nebus said, "but there is no indication that there's foul play." Caruthers lived alone, her husband preceded her in death, and she was planning to move, he added.
Multiple news outlets report that police are on the scene behind homes on Clear Lake Drive.
For the second time in about two months, Farmington Hills Police are on the scene of a body found on the city's west side. According to mulitple news outlets, a woman's body was found at around 8 a.m. in a pond behind Clear Lake Drive, which is near Nine Mile and Halsted Roads. Police aren't releasing any additional details, WDIV-TV reports. In December 2012, the body of 38-year-old Howell resident Patrick Keough, who had been missing for nearly six months, was found in a heavily wooded area near 13 Mile and Halsted Roads. This is a developing story.