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72-year-old Michigan woman found dead in home, neighbor arrested and charged with her murder: report

michigan woman found dead in home neighbor arrested for murder
Source: Michigan State Police, Mega

Feb. 8 2022, Published 8:03 p.m. ET

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A 72-year-old Michigan woman was found dead in her home and after a standoff with police, her 57-year-old neighbor was arrested. He is now accused of murder.

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Around 2 p.m. on Feb. 4, police said they found Linda Henry, 72, after they responded to a call of a breaking-and-entering in progress.

At the time, there was smoke in the home, so firefighters arrived to help put out a small fire, according to authorities.

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A K-9 team led police to Henry’s neighbor, 57-year-old Jeffrey Duane Stratton, whose home was down the road from where Henry’s body was found.

At the home, police made a perimeter while calling in a Michigan State Police Emergency Support Team.

The standoff ended during the evening as Stratton tried to run and police tackled him, the Traverse City Record-Eagle reported.

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Stratton was taken to a local hospital to be checked for minor injuries before he was booked into the Benzie County Jail. He was held without bond on one count of homicide open murder, officials said.

The case is still under investigation and officials said they don’t know what the connection is between the two neighbors or what happened prior to Henry’s death.

michigan woman found dead in home neighbor arrested for murder
Source: Michigan State Police, Mega
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