Man in custody in Isabella County now suspect in Lansing double-homicide

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — The Lansing Police Department says the suspect for two homicides on the 600 block of Baker St. in Lansing is in police custody in Isabella County on unrelated charges.

That mans name is Isaiah Gary Gardenhire, also know as “Zeke,” who is a suspect in a sexual assault/homicide at a residence on South Isabella Road in Union Township.

On May 1, 2021 around 1:48 a.m. LPD officers found 29-year-old Kelsey Cross Coon-Lennon and 39-year-old Harley Thomas Owens dead in a home in the 600 block of Baker St. They had both been shot.

Gardenhire was announced as the suspect in the Baker St. case today.

Gardenhire is also accused of sexually assaulting a woman and fatally stabbing a 13-year-old girl at a home on south Isabella road in Union Township.

At the time of the Baker St. shooting, former LPD Chief Daryl Green released the following statement:

“This is truly a tragedy. LPD will leverage every resource and partnership it has to hold accountable any persons involved, as a community we owe this to the victims and their families,”

Former LPD Chief Daryl Green

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