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Teen arrested in stabbing of Clinton Twp. mom

The Detroit News

Clinton Township — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of her disabled mother found dead Sunday in her apartment.

Clinton Township police say the teen was apprehended early Monday but hasn’t been charged in the death of the 45-year-old woman, whose body was found at 9:55 p.m. Sunday at the Washington Place apartments on Washington Square, police said.

Clinton Township officers were stationed in two police cruisers outside the three-story apartment complex all day Monday. Outside, crime scene tape was strung across the front yard, where a long wheelchair ramp led to a first-floor apartment.

Investigators said the woman, who used a wheelchair, hadn’t been seen since noon Sunday. Police said the daughter once stabbed her brother, though his injuries were not life-threatening.

The woman’s name has not yet been released.

An autopsy was planned for Tuesday by the Macomb County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of her death.