Man accused of killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in a burning car arrested hundreds of miles away

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Source: Michigan Department of Corrections, MEGA

Aug. 31 2021, Published 5:20 p.m. ET

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A man who was wanted for allegedly murdering his girlfriend and leaving her body in the trunk of a burning car in North Dakota was arrested near Detroit.

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According to the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Kamauri Siede Kennedy, 32, was wanted for federal and state parole violations, as well as the murder of his girlfriend, Dominique Kelly, that happened on June 3, according to Click on Detroit.

Kelly’s body was found in the trunk of a burning car in Minot, North Dakota, Click on Detroit reported.

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The house Kennedy and Kelly shared was also torched, according to Click on Detroit.

A warrant for Kennedy’s arrest was issued in July, and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force received information on Aug. 30 that Kennedy was on Detroit’s east side, Click on Detroit reported.

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Officials say that when they found Kennedy, there was a brief chase, according to Click on Detroit.

Officers performed a traffic maneuver to stop Kennedy’s vehicle, and he crashed on Groesbeck Highway in Warren, Michigan, Click on Detroit reported.

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Minor damage was done to an unmarked Marshal’s vehicle, but no serious injuries to police personnel were reported, according to Click on Detroit.

Kennedy was taken into custody and is expected to be arraigned in federal court for the probation violations, officials told Click on Detroit.

In 2013, Kennedy was convicted for jewelry store smash-and-grab robberies in Atlanta, according to Click on Detroit. He was also convicted of armed robbery in Michigan in 2006, according to records obtained by Click on Detroit.

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