WATCH: State police give update on man accused of killing Mt. Pleasant-area child

Lansing

Isaiah Gary Gardenhire 6-07-21

UPDATE: 6/07/21 @ 1:21 p.m. (WLNS)– Michigan State Police say they now believe Gardenhire is in Mt. Pleasant.

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.

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.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the state tipline at 877.616.4677. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1.800.422.5245.

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