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Police arrest boyfriend of woman found dead in car

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Lenox Township — Police have arrested the boyfriend of a 38-year-old Macomb Township woman found dead Tuesday morning in her car.

Jeremiah James Boshell, was named a person of interest in the investigation after the unidentified woman was discovered behind a home around 8:15 a.m. on the 60000 block of Frost, between 27 Mile and 28 Mile. She was in the driver’s seat of her 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Boshell was taken into custody at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday in Lapeer County. According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, plainclothes investigators were following up on tips when they found Boshell near the Pioneer Transmission Shop on Lake Nepessing Road.

Unmarked units followed him until Lapeer County police units joined. Police said Boshell may have been aware of the unmarked units and fired a shot at them and a pedestrian in the area. No one was struck by the gunfire.

Units from the Michigan State Police and the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office then chased Boshell’s vehicle. He then crashed the vehicle on eastbound I-69 near Wilder Road and was taken into custody, police said

The male homeowner of the Frost residence called 911 and reported the discovery. He is cooperating with authorities.

According to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, Boshell drives a gray Ford pickup and was last seen at a Menard’s in Davison.

The woman’s identity is being withheld pending formal positive identification, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday afternoon.

The cause of death was not immediately available nor was the woman’s connection to the home.

HFournier@detroitnews.com

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