Man charged in Lake Odessa killing


LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (WOOD) — A man has been charged with murder in the death of a woman at a Lake Odessa mobile home park Monday night.

The Lake Odessa Police Department said officers were called to Lakewood Mobile Estates, located on Tupper Lake Road near Jordan Lake Avenue, around 10 p.m. for a report of an injured woman.

The victim, a 47-year-old woman identified in court as Tina Salas, was already dead by the time officers arrived.

Lake Odessa Police Chief Kendra Backing said Salas’ injuries were “very apparent” but did not indicate how she died.

The suspect, Jesse James Thompson, was arraigned on a count of open murder in Ionia County District Court Tuesday afternoon.

Backing said the victim and suspect knew each other. The police chief did not provide any additional information about what led up to the killing.

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