Family fears body in barrel may be missing Warren woman

The Detroit News

A body found Thursday at a storage facility in Plymouth Township could be that of a Warren woman missing since June, relatives said.

Warren police told Theresa DeKeyzer’s mother Thursday evening they had found a body in a 55-gallon drum sealed with cement, said the missing woman’s sister, Leah DeKeyzer.

The body was discovered at Travel Trailer Storage on Ann Arbor Road. Police said the body could be that of Theresa, Leah DeKeyzer said. Confirmation will come Friday, police told the family.

Plymouth Township police declined to comment Thursday night.

Michigan State Police’s bomb squad assisted with X-ray equipment but is not involved in the investigation, Lt. Mike Shaw said.

Theresa went missing June 16 near the intersection of Lozier and Nine Mile in Warren. The last person to see the 22-year-old alive was boyfriend Scott Wobbe of Westland, who said he dropped her off four blocks from her home near Nine Mile and Van Dyke.

On June 15, authorities were called to Theresa’s home when, according to police records, Wobbe, in a drunken rage, dragged Theresa by her shirt out of his car and punched her in the face.

On July 2, Wobbe was arrested for violating probation in the alleged assault of Theresa. The probation stemmed from a conviction in February for aggravated assault and drug charges that occurred in Midland County. On July 3, Warren police searched Wobbe’s Westland home but found no evidence that would show he harmed Theresa.

Police found various illegal drugs, and Wobbe is in the Midland County Jail facing drug charges.

Warren police have tracked numerous tips related to Theresa, but none have panned out.

Her family has sought a private investigation.