UPDATE: 6/07/21 @ 1:21 p.m. (WLNS)– Michigan State Police say they now believe Gardenhire is in Mt. Pleasant.
Gardenhire is believed to be in the city of Mt Pleasant. Residents should lock doors and call 911 if you see him.— @MSPWestMI (@mspwestmi) June 7, 2021
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (WLNS) — Michigan State Police are looking for 40-year-old Isaiah Gary Gardenhire, known as “Zeke” in connection to a sexual assault/homicide at a residence on South Isabella Road in Union Township.
Troopers and detectives from the Mount Pleasant State Police Post were called to the residence in Isabella County on Sunday around 3:15 a.m.
The Morning Sun out of Mt. Pleasant reports that Gardenhire is accused of stabbing three people and killing one of them— a child. The child who died is also believed to have been the victim of a sexual assault before the stabbing, the newspaper says.
MSP First District says they believe Gardenhire could now be in the Lansing area.
🚨WANTED SUBJECT🚨: Isaiah Gary Gardenhire, also known as “Zeke”. He is wanted for an active homicide warrant for his arrest. Possibly in the LANSING AREA. Anyone with information of his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the tip line at MICHTIP LINE 877-616-4677. https://t.co/5q4okWNp09— MSP First District (@MSPFirstDist) June 7, 2021
Gardenhire is a 6-foot-1, 180 pound black male with black hair and brown eyes. Police say there is an active homicide warrant for his arrest.
The MSP says their crime lab is processing the scene and is an ongoing investigation.
This morning at 3:15 AM, investigators from the Mount Pleasant State Police Post were summoned to a residence on South Isabella Road, Union Township, Isabella County for an alleged sexual assault / homicide investigation. Investigators have obtained information on a potential— @MSPWestMI (@mspwestmi) June 6, 2021
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