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Gabriele Seitz, whose body was found in the back of a pickup truck in Roseville following a car crash Thursday. Police have been looking for a person interested in the case, posting photos of the man shortly after the crash.
Gabriele Seitz was 62 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
Police in Michigan has arrested a man in connection with a body found in the back of a pickup truck after a minor fender bender last week.
Prosecutors said that 62-year-old Gabriele Seitz’s body showed “obvious” signs of strangulation, including a shoelace around her neck, the Macomb Daily reported.
Stephen Lee Freeman, 19, was charged with receiving and concealing a dead body and concealing the death of an individual and given a $75,000 cash/surety bond, the Daily said. A judge rejected prosecutors’ request for a $250,000 bond, saying that if Freeman is later charged with murder, the bond issue can be revisited.
Authorities said the homicide portion of the case is still under investigation, and those charges are expected later. Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido also said that investigators are looking at other possible persons of interest and more arrests are possible.
As CrimeOnline reported, a pickup truck rear-ended another vehicle in Roseville Thursday afternoon, and the driver fled the scene on foot. While investigating the accident, Roseville police discovered Seitz’s body in the covered bed.
Seitz’s son, Justin Omans, told WYXZ that he didn’t know Freeman and that the truck he was driving belonged to Seitz.
“He was going to go somewhere with my mom’s body, and he could have dumped it somewhere, and he could’ve taken the truck and taken it to a junkyard and had it crushed, and I would not know where my mom would be,” he said.
His mother, Oman’s said, “was the sweetest person alive that everyone loved.”
Investigators said that Freeman is homeless, the Daily reported. He is back in court for a probable cause hearing on November 9.