Roseville police make arrest after finding woman dead in vehicle

By: Brian Wells | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published November 14, 2023

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ROSEVILLE — Roseville police are investigating what they believe to be a homicide after a person was found deceased inside a vehicle.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. Nov. 13, Roseville police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on Gratiot Avenue near Interstate 94. When officers arrived, they found two people inside the vehicle, according to a press release from the Roseville Police Department.

One of the people, who has been identified as a 45-year-old woman from Warren, was dead.

“It appears that the victim sustained significant trauma to her head and face,” the press release states.

A second person, a 42-year-old Highland Park man who was in the driver's seat, was taken into custody.

“Evidence in the vehicle led investigators to arrest the male driver for the death of the female victim,” the press release states.

According to the press release, the incident is being handled as a homicide.

“Investigators believe the victim was physically assaulted at a different location and put in the vehicle, then driven to where the vehicle was located by officers,” the press release states.

As of press time, names and charges have not been released. The investigation is ongoing.

Contact Staff Writer Brian Wells at (248) 291-7637.