Probes launched in deaths of 2 found hours apart in Detroit

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Detroit police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found hours apart Friday.

Human remains were reported about 10:55 a.m. at a vacant home in the 3900 block of Meldrum on the city's east side, officials said in a statement.

The body, identified as a 63-year-old woman, showed signs of trauma, according to the notice.

In a separate case, officers were alerted about 1 p.m. to a corpse in the basement at a home in the 16500 block of Princeton on the city's west side. 

Authorities identified it as belonging to a 72-year-old man but did not disclose if he was a resident.

Additional details were not released in either case. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office is expected to determine the cause of death for both.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-2260. Crime Stoppers of Michigan also receives anonymous tips at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.