Michigan State Police were out near the intersection of Carberry Road and Yankee Street in NIles on Friday investigating a double homicide that took place in the 900 Block of Carberry Road. Lt. Michael Brown of the Michigan State Police said the bodies of a married couple were found shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, after an acquaintance went to check on one of the individuals. (Daily Star photo/JESSICA SIEFF)
Michigan State Police were out near the intersection of Carberry Road and Yankee Street in NIles on Friday investigating a double homicide that took place in the 900 Block of Carberry Road. Lt. Michael Brown of the Michigan State Police said the bodies of a married couple were found shortly before 1 p.m. Friday, after an acquaintance went to check on one of the individuals. (Daily Star photo/JESSICA SIEFF)

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BREAKING: Murder suspected in death of Niles couple

Published 12:35am Saturday, February 6, 2010

By JESSICA SIEFF
Niles Daily Star

Michigan State Police are investigating a double homicide in Niles after the bodies of two people were found in the 900 block of Carberry Road in Niles Friday.

Lt. Michael Brown of the Michigan State Police said Friday afternoon that “law enforcement was called at approximately 12:45 p.m. to that location.”

Brown said police received the call after someone had stopped to check on one of the victims, “because they didn’t show up at an appointed place and time and then called police.”

Michigan State Police and the Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call.
“The troopers and deputies responded to the scene and found the two victims and other evidence that they saw and uncovered, leads us to believe it’s a homicide,” Brown said.

Relatives were still being notified at press time, but Brown said the victims were a married couple living at the residence.

The public is being asked to aid police in their investigation. Brown said law enforcement is asking anyone who might have seen anyone walking or any cars parked between the intersection of Carberry Road and east on Yankee, “between 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. we’re looking for anything or anyone that saw anyone walking along the roadway, parked along this roadway, during that time.”

Rumors had circulated by Friday afternoon that Ring Lardner Middle School had been put on lock down, but those rumors were false.

“We had to send some officers to the school because one of the relatives of the victims was in school and we wanted to talk to that person,” Brown said.
He said that relative was a student.

The public is being encouraged to contact the Michigan State Police Niles Post with any information at 683-4411.

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