Shelby Township Police Department investigating 2 suspicious deaths

By: Kara Szymanski | Shelby-Utica News | Published July 24, 2023


SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Police Department is investigating the suspicious deaths of a 42-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man that were discovered at 10 a.m. July 17 in the 11000 block of Whispering Oak Lane, near 25 Mile and Jewell roads.

The Shelby Township Police Department said in a press release that officers are still investigating the incident and cannot rule out domestic violence as a contributing factor.

“Our officers were dispatched to the residence after a concerned relative called police after not hearing from a family member in several days. Officers arrived on scene shortly after, and discovered the two bodies inside of the residence,” Sgt. Mark Benedettini, from the Shelby Township Police Department, said in an email July 18. “The discovery was made yesterday, and we should have more information about how long they were dead after the autopsies are completed. The case is still under investigation by our Detective Bureau.”