Suspect charged after Westland woman's body found in park

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Westland — A Westland man faces charges related to the death of a Westland woman whose body was found Friday in Hines Park.

Olivia Rossi, 23, was found dead in Hines Park Friday.

Anthony Kesteloot, 25, was charged Monday in 18th District Court with several crimes, including disinterment of a dead body, removing a dead body and obstruction of justice, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. He faces more than 10 years in prison if convicted, police said.

A judge ordered him held on a $100,000 bond and scheduled his next court appearance, a probable cause conference, for next week. 

Officials with the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said results of an autopsy on Rossi and a determination of the cause of her death are still pending.

Police said Kesteloot is a suspect in the death of Olivia Rossi, 23. The last time Rossi was seen alive, she was leaving a townhouse on foot Tuesday with the suspect, according to her twin sister.

Officials said Monday Kesteloot and Rossi knew each other before this incident. They also said they don't believe the incident was a random act. 

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Officials said Rossi died at Kesteloot's house on the 29000 block of Manchester near Ann Arbor Trail in Westland. The defendant allegedly took her body and disposed of it in a creek in the park. Police recovered her body Friday.


Her twin sister, Raquel, is raising money on GoFundMe for the burial: " lets help Olivia Nicole Rossi rest peacefully!" she writes. "Anyone who knew her knew she had a beautiful soul and was always happy and just wanted to have fun in any situation."

Raquel Rossi said she last saw her sister alive Aug. 18, leaving their driveway with the suspect.

“It’s going to be hard, but I’ll never be the same,” she said Saturday.