Police ID woman, 76 found dead

Photo - courtesy of MLive

JACKSON, MI (WLNS) – Police have identified the 76-year-old woman who was found dead Thursday in Blackman Township.

The woman is Maxine Friend, according to our media partners at MLive who say Blackman-Leoni public safety director Mike Jester confirmed her identity.

Friend’s body was found around 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Seminole, near East Jackson Memorial School.

On Tuesday night a suspect was arrested in Friend’s death, who officials said was a relative. Now officials are saying the 47-year-old man arrested is Friend’s nephew. The man is also a suspect in a strong-arm robbery that happened at a Meijer store on Monday night.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

6 News will continue to follow this story and provides updates as they are available.

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