DETROIT (WJBK) - Detroit Police say a suspect is in custody for the murder of 'Chef' Doug Calhoun, the Marine found murdered inside a container in Detroit earlier this month.
According to the detective assigned to the case, a suspect in Calhoun's murder is in custody on an unrelated charge. The detective said that the suspect, who they are not identifying at this time, was arrested for failure to appear for a different crime. Police did not say what that crime was, either.
The detective said the warrant was issued in Lansing and he was arrested in Detroit on June 22 for failing to appear. The suspect is currently in custody in Lansing.
Police also said that they don't believe the suspect and Calhoun knew each other - but also said that the murder was not random. They did not provide a motive.
The Medical Examiner positively identified Calhoun based on a tattoo on the body found inside the container. The family then confirmed the identification of Calhoun. The ME identified him earlier on Wednesday.
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FOX 2 spoke with family on June 5, who told us they began their own investigation to look for Calhoun. They discovered through OnStar that his GMC Acadia had been found in Brightmoor.
It was recovered the next day at an abandoned home on Trinity Street. They say neighbors saw it on Blackstone Street with the doors and the hatch open.
Family also told us that they noticed fraudulent activity on Calhoun's credit card on June 2 all throughout the day.
Purchases were made at gas stations and liquor stores around Brightmoor.
His last known whereabouts were at his home on West Outer Driver.
Detroit police say they did not notice anything unsual when they searched Calhoun's home.
Anyone with any information please call Detroit police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.