Police: 17-year-old girl under arrest in deadly stabbing of Detroit mother

Posted at 11:40 AM, Dec 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-26 16:47:10-05

Detroit police have arrested a 17-year-old in connection to the deadly stabbing of her 45-year-old mother in Clinton Township, Mich. on Christmas.

According to police, they are investigating the incident as a murder.

Her name has not been released by police, but the woman’s neighbors tell 7 Action News they’re concerned because the apartment that appears to be the focus of their investigation also housed children.

She was found overnight at a 7-Eleven in Fraser. Police had been called to the apartment before on prior domestic violence issues involving the teen where the teen was the offender.

Police originally took a call for a deceased woman at the apartment complex on Sunday night shortly before 10.

“There is literally three of them,” said Nikki Dawson, who lives upstairs from the apartment where the investigation was focused on Monday morning. “I see them all the time when I do my laundry. That’s my question: ‘Where are the kids?’ Because, I know they live with her.”

Police would not confirm that the woman takes care of children. At this time they will only say that the woman’s death was suspicious in nature, which led them to their current investigation.

Investigators also said that an autopsy will be needed to determine the woman’s cause of death.

“It’s a shocker,” said Delano Erwin, another resident of the complex. “You wouldn’t think that would happen right next door to your house.”

Erwin said he’s lived here roughly three years, and that while he’s seen police in the area before he doesn’t recall ever seeing police show up at the apartment for such a serious situation.

“Nope, never thought that would have happened.”