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Novi Police are investigating the death of a 32-year-woman who they said was strangled to death after finding her on the floor of her home near 13 Mile and Novi Road, officials said.

Police received a call at 5:37 p.m. Thursday to conduct a welfare check at the mobile home in the 29000 block of Pierre Drive in the Oakland Glens mobile home community, they said.

Officers and emergency medical technicians arrived at the home for a welfare check call and found the body of Heather Dixon, said Novi Assistant Police Chief Erick Zinser. The woman's husband was also in the home and was taken into custody by police. 

"This instance appears to be domestic in nature. It's isolated to the home and there's no threat to the community," Zinser told reporters at a press conference. 

Zinser said the woman's mother called police after knocking on the door and no one answered. 

The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a strangulation. Zinser said the investigation remains open and there have been no charges yet filed. 

The couple has three children, 6, 8 and 11. Zinser said it was unclear if the children were at home at the time. They are now with family, he said. 

There have been calls from the home to police before, Zinser said. At least one involved an incident of domestic violence. 

 

cramirez@detroitnews.com

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