Southfield — Domestic violence may have resulted in the suicide of a man found at a bridge underpass on Tuesday and the discovery of a woman’s body a few miles away in Detroit.
Detroit police confirmed on Wednesday afternoon the link between the discovery of the dead man and the finding of a woman’s body found in the basement of her North Rosedeale Park home on Tuesday afternoon.
The story of a possible murder/suicide began on Tuesday afternoon when Southfield found the body of a 56-year-old Detroit man beneath an overpass at Nine Mile/Southfield/Northwestern Highway.
It was determined that the unidentified man died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
“We went to interview relatives and were told that there had been a domestic dispute of some kind that led to a woman being killed,” said Deputy Chief Nick Louissa.
At almost the same time Southfield officers were conducting their interview, officers from the DPD were called to the 16700 block of Westmorelandto check on the well being of a 56-year-old woman.
At the home officers were told that the woman hadn’t been seen since Saturday and that friends and family were concerned that she missed church on Sunday.
Officers forced their way into the home and discovered the body of the woman in the basement with multiple gunshot wounds.
While at the scene, Detroit officers were notified by the Southfield Police Department that they had found the body of the man believed to be the estranged boyfriend of the victim.
The death of the Detroit woman is under investigation.