Body found in Afton, believed to be missing Warren woman
Kimberly DeJohn's husband, Loyd Dejohn, as well as their family, are in court Thursday, June 19. During the hearing, Loyd Dejohn had an additional charge added by court of assault with intent to do great bodily harm.
His bond is brought up to $1 million.
Warren police say they have found a body in Afton that is believed to be Kimberly DeJohn, the missing Warren woman.
Police found the body buried behind a garage on an abandoned property in Afton. According to the Tuscarora Township Police Chief, Robert Wagner their search was focused on the property after a tip that led them to the body came from an inmate at the Macomb County Jail. A Michigan State Police K-9 was brought in and alerted to the odor of human remains on the property.
"In checking behind the garage we found a suspicious area. They made contact with Warren PD and sent them pictures of what we found and arrangements were made for them to respond," said Wagner.
MSP lab experts were brought in from Grayling and recovered the unidentified human remains.
The Warren Police Department detectives who executed the original search warrant, spoke confidently about what they witnessed. Detective Jim Wolfe said "I believe this case will be confirmed. That this body, this human body discovered is Kimberly DeJohn. The family of Kimberly will finally have peace and justice will be brought to the person responsible for putting her here."Authorities searched in Presque Isle County two weeks ago, but efforts were called off after she was not found. DeJohn's family has a home in the Millersburg area. DeJohn's husband told police she left home after they had a fight on May 14. He is in jail on an aggravated domestic violence charge. Warren police Sgt. Stephen Mills said DeJohn is a person of interest in his wife's disappearance. The Macomb County Prosecutors Office has been given a full report on the progress of the investigation. The Macomb County Medical Examiner has also been apprised of the circumstances and recovery.