A Detroit man charged with a Highland Park homicide now faces charges in a murder that occurred more than two years ago in Detroit.

Joseph Ivan Gray, 37, had escaped police custody earlier this month at a Detroit hospital, where he had been taken days earlier after complaining of sickness to Highland Park police. Gray turned himself in April 4 at the Detroit Police Department’s 12th precinct.

Gray was charged with first-degree murder and felony firearm in the Nov. 3 stabbing death of Oliver Olds in Highland Park. Olds had been dead for three to four days when his body was found in an apartment building at 1155 W. McNichols. Olds’ death was ruled a homicide by the Wayne County Medical Examiner.

On Friday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Gray with the homicide of 30-year-old Korteze Woods of Detroit. Gray was arraigned Saturday before Magistrate Allen Hindman of 34th District Court.

The probable cause conference was set for 8:30 a.m. April 17. Gray’s preliminary examination was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 24, with both hearings before Judge Lydia Nance Adams of 36th District Court.

Woods’ body was found inside a vehicle on the morning of Dec. 17, 2015, on Intervale and Meyers Road. The details surrounding Woods’ murder will be presented at Gray’s preliminary examination, the prosecutor’s office said.

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