Port Huron police find woman's charred body, arrest boyfriend

Ariana Taylor
The Detroit News

The Port Huron Police Department is holding a man in custody after they found a woman's burnt body in a burning house on Saturday morning. 

Officials said they were called to the 1800 block of Division Street in Port Huron around 8:16 a.m. on reports of smoke coming out of a house. The initial caller said there was a "charred body" inside the house, police said. 

Upon arrival, officers and firefighters found the body of the woman resident. Police initially said she was 35 but later said the investigation revealed that she was believed to be 28.

By 10:40 p.m., officials searched the home of a 27-year-old man who was in a "dating relationship" with the woman, in the 2400 block of Hopps Road in Port Huron Township. 

The man was arrested and taken to the St. Clair County Intervention Center on murder charges. 

The woman's body was taken to the St. Clair County's Medical Examiner Office. Her name will not be released until an autopsy and positive identification has been made, police said.