Detroit police find decapitated, burned body in former school - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Detroit police find decapitated, burned body in former school

Posted: Updated:
Detroit police outside the former Cody Ninth Grade Academy on the city's west side. Detroit police outside the former Cody Ninth Grade Academy on the city's west side.

DETROIT (WJBK) -- PDETROIT (WJBK) -- Police say a decapitated and burned body has been found in a vacant school on Detroit's west side.

A tip led investigators to the body about 2:30 p.m. Sunday inside the former Cody Ninth Grade Academy at Southfield near W. Warren. The building is boarded up and covered with graffiti.

Police say the remains were so badly burned and decomposed that officers couldn't determine whether they were of a male or female. We're told the head had been removed.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office plans to work to identify the remains, but the body has no usable fingerprints and no teeth are available for testing. Investigators are asking anyone with missing family members to come forth and give a DNA sample in hopes to help identify the body.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to learn more about the investigation and hear from neighbors in Fox 2's Maurielle Lue's report


Tips about the case are being sought by police.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Trench collapse in Pittsfield Township

    Trench collapse in Pittsfield Township

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:24:07 GMT
    Emergency crews are at the scene of an apparent trench collapse in Pittsfield Township.
    Emergency crews are at the scene of an apparent trench collapse in Pittsfield Township.
  • Two in custody after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Two in custody after search connected to Armada teen's murder

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:22:13 GMT
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
    The FBI and state police were at a home on Marquette Road in Goodells, Mich. most of Wednesday executing an investigative search warrant related to the murder of 14-year-old April Millsap.
  • Reward offered for info on who killed father of six in his driveway

    Reward offered for info on who killed father of six in his driveway

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:16:49 GMT
    A Detroit businessman and father of six, is gunned down in front of his own home.Tonight, his grieving family is demanding justice for Jacob Fry-Hooper, who was murdered in June.He was heading home from his brother's house on the night he was killed.Hooper had just pulled into his driveway. But as he was getting out of the car, someone fired several shots, killing him.Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for tips that can lead to an arrest. To help, call 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tipsters can rem...
    A Detroit businessman and father of six, is gunned down in front of his own home.Tonight, his grieving family is demanding justice for Jacob Fry-Hooper, who was murdered in June.He was heading home from his brother's house on the night he was killed.Hooper had just pulled into his driveway. But as he was getting out of the car, someone fired several shots, killing him.Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for tips that can lead to an arrest. To help, call 1-800-SPEAK-UP. Tipsters can rem...
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices