Body found in vacant Detroit home

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are investigating after discovering a body Monday afternoon at a vacant home on the city’s west side.

The body, believed to be that of a female, was in a basement at a home in the 2700 block of Sturtevant, said Officer Nicole Kirkwood, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.

It was unclear how long the remains had been there. They were “badly decomposed,” Kirkwood said. Other details were not released.

Authorities are working to determine the cause of death and identify the person.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.