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A 65-year-old woman was stabbed to death inside her own home Tuesday morning and police spent part of the day chasing her 15-year-old grandson, who they say committed the crime, only to find find him dead on the train tracks in Holly.
Police responded to a scene on the 17000 block of Sleepy Hollow Boulevard early Tuesday morning. The body of a woman was discovered with multiple stab wounds. Police later said they identified the suspect as Steven Wilkerson, the woman's grandson.
Wilkerson, 15, wrote a note to his father saying that he was going to harm himself and kill his grandmother. The two live in different homes, both in the Oak Hill Estates mobile home park in Springfield Township.
Police say he rode his bike to his grandma's house sometime between midnight and 5:30 Tuesday morning.
Stephen's father, David , found the note early Tuesday morning and called the Oakland County Sheriff, but it was too late. The 65-year-old woman had been stabbed multiple times. A large kitchen knife is believed to be the murder weapon.
Sheriff's say that Steven stole his grandmother's car. Drove it a short distance to the village of Holly and parked hear that the Red Devil restaurant. Then he walked about 200 yards to the train tracks.
"Well obviously the individual was found laying on the railroad tracks. Seeing what happened to him, you can only surmise what happened to him," Holly Police Chief Michael Story said.
Steven's father said his son was a good kid but experienced some trouble this year, including hanging out with the wrong group, girl troubles and he obviously had issues with his grandmother.
Coincidentally he had an appointment to start a therapist program on Tuesday.
"There's always help out there always help out there especially in Oakland County," Mental Health Therapist Jill Martin said. "There's plenty of resources- talk to your high school counselor, talk to your parents, talk to a friend, talk to a friend's parents, talk to anyone that you know that you can ask for help."