Police: Woman found in burning car in West Bloomfield was shot to death first

- Someone torches a car in West Bloomfield inside that burning car, the body of a woman.

Deputy Chief Curt Lawson says the woman in the car found shot to death first. Right now police are questioning a person of interest, but no arrests have been made in a case that has police spread out in the search for answers.

Tensions were high as two people left a house that sits as one of the focal points of a homicide investigation.

"Get the hell away from my house now. now," yelled a woman leaving in an SUV.

This confrontation took place moments after police left with bags of evidence and a car was towed from the same house on Shore Crest Drive near Long Lake.

FOX 2: "Anything you want to say?"

"No, go away," she said.

This is all part of a homicide investigation that has police scattered around a neighborhood looking for evidence after a burning car was discovered by a neighbor around 1 a.m. Friday.

"By the time we got here, the car was fully engulfed (and) well burnt," said Chief Michael Patton.

The car was parked near the playground behind the former Pine Lake Elementary School - a rare sight in the West Bloomfield neighborhood.

"I've always said that Pine Lake is my backyard," said resident Josh Morof. "It's shocking that it happened here."

After the fire was put out, that's when police found human remains inside which were sent for an autopsy. Police say they are waiting for further tests to positively identify the woman. 
 
But they are confident it’s not Danielle Stislicki, the missing woman from Farmington Hills.

"We have to make sure that we have a confirmed identity and notified family members," Lawson said.
 
From there investigators focused on a nearby white house with blue shutters just a block from the crime scene and Orchard Lake.  Dive teams searching the water less than a mile from the crime scene for hours, but police say they didn't find anything.

The water search was prompted by a suspicious man seen by the boat launch around midnight Friday morning.

Police initially took two people in for questioning releasing one person but holding a second.

As for the victim, all police are comfortable in saying right now is that she lives in the city.
 


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