Update: Fri 1/18/19 2:55pm-

Authorities are now saying that the body of the elderly woman was found buried on her own property in East Leroy. WWMT is reporting that family had identified her as 74-year-old Phyllis Lutz.

Troopers said she hadn’t been seen or heard from since September 2018. Officials worked Friday to recover the remains.

Original Story-

Troopers with the Michigan State Police Marshall post are investigating a suspicious death in Calhoun County involving an elderly woman. The 74-year-old from East Leroy was reportedly found dead during a welfare check Thursday evening.

Authorities were called to a residence in the 10000 block of 4 Mile Road and D Drive South at around 6:00 pm. The woman reportedly hadn't been in contact with anyone for nearly four months. While contacting the family members of the elderly woman, investigators were informed that they "had reasons to believe that woman may be deceased", but the nature of that information has not been released.

East Leroy residence of Lutz where her remains were found (TSM/Tim Collins)
East Leroy residence of Lutz where her remains were found (TSM/Tim Collins)

Michigan State Police officials also have not released the name of the woman as their investigation continues into the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Michigan State Police Marshall Post at 269-558-0500 or SIlent Observor at 269-964-3888.

We will continue to provide updates on this story as more information becomes available.


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