Detroit Police Identify Person Of Interest In Arson-Homicide Case

WWJ News
August 26, 2019 - 11:14 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) -- Detroit police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man they're calling a person of interest in a homicide-arson case on the city's east side earlier this summer.

Authorities say around 7:15 a.m. on July 3, the Detroit Fire Department discovered human remains burned beyond recognition inside of a building in the 14000 block of Young Street, between Gratiot Avenue and Chalmers Street. An investigation later found that the victim was a 28-year-old woman. Police did not release the victim's name.

Police released a surveillance video of a man they say is a person of interest in the case and may have information pertaining to the homicide. The man was last seen driving the victim's black 2017 Ford Edge.

The video shows the man walking into a gas station wearing a blue t-shirt, dark pants and a light colored bucket hat. Police describe the man as a black male with medium brown complexion.

Anyone who recognizes the man or knows of his whereabouts, or otherwise has any information pertaining to the homicide and arson is asked to please call the Detroit Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 313-596-2260 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.