Police: 2 dead following stabbing at western Michigan home

Associated Press

Muskegon –Authorities say a woman is in custody after two people were fatally stabbed at a home in western Michigan.

Police in Muskegon say a 71-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman were pronounced dead at the scene Sunday. Family members identified them as Charles Cooper and Linda Martin, who had lived together for years.

Cooper’s sister, Linda Austin, says he had significant health problems and needed a lung transplant. But Austin says he “loved everybody” and “would give the shirt off his back.”

Police Chief Jeffrey Lewis says a woman who lived nearby was arrested after calling 911. He says a dispute or argument preceded the stabbings.

The Kruse Park beach was closed for a few hours Sunday while police searched for evidence on land and in Lake Michigan.