Michigan attack on elderly couple leads to discovery of second body: report

Investigators in Michigan reported the discovery of a second body inside a house in the Detroit area, where a woman was found dead and her husband seriously injured, according to a report.

Police said the third person was a man, but did not reveal any further details about his identity, Detroit’s FOX 2 reported.

Early Wednesday morning, Maria Ortega, 77, was found fatally stabbed in the Garden City home and her husband, Juan, 77, was hospitalized after being found injured, the report said.

The third person, whose body was later found, was related to the couple, investigators said.

Garden City police reported having received a 911 call from a man threatening suicide and told them to track his location. Police tracked the call to the house, arriving at the crime scene at 10:50

The unidentified man is believed to be the 911 caller, investigators told FOX 2.


Investigators said a Chevrolet Equinox parked in the garage was registered to a family member who does not live in the house, but neither the police nor family members said whether the owner of the vehicle was linked to the deaths, the report said.

The investigation continues with the Garden City police and Michigan State Police crime scene investigators involved.

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