Body of infant found in shallow grave in Waterloo Township

Posted at 11:21 AM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 12:35:27-04

UPDATE (12:35 p.m.): Jackson County Undersheriff Christopher Kuhl tells us that the child was most likely between six months to one year old. He said it appears that the child had been buried for about 5-7 months.


The Jackson County Sheriff's Office found the remains of an infant in a shallow grave at a home in Waterloo Township on Friday July 22, 2016.

The Sheriff's Office says that they were contacted by detectives from the Dayton Police Department in Ohio on July 22, 2016 around 9 p.m. about the possibility of a child's death that had occurred somewhere in Jackson County. Officers in Dayton had contact with the parents of the child, who provided information about the location of the body.

Police determined that the child's body was buried in the back yard of a residence in the 12000 block of Tophith Road in Waterloo Township. Deputies and detectives from the Sheriff's Office went to the home and secured the scene. The body of an infant was found in a shallow grave on the property.

Detectives, assisted by the Michigan State Police Crime Lab recovered the remains of the child. A man and woman are being held on charges relating to this crime in Dayton, Ohio. They have been charged through Prosecutor Jerry Jarynzka's Office and are waiting to be extradited back to Michigan.

If anyone has further information regarding this case please contact Detective Tom Jaakkola at (517)768-7934 or D/Sgt. Bryan Huttenlocker at (517)768-7931.