KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) - Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers are investigating a homicide on the city's north side and say they have developed a person of interest.
Someone called 911 around 4 p.m. Sunday, saying there was a possible homicide at a house in the 1400 block of N. Church Street in Kalamazoo.
When officers arrived at the house, 52-year-old Rita Kay Williams was found unresponsive and declared dead moments later.
The cause of death has not yet been released. Autopsy results are expected in about six to eight weeks.
Authorities were given a description of the last person seen with Williams. That person, a 28-year-old Benton Harbor resident, was found a short time later. That person has been named a person of interest, according to a police news release on Monday.
Some neighbors told 24 Hour News 8 the sight of so many police cars in the area is not normal.
"It's different when it's somewhere else. But when you're at home and you hear about somebody, and you see the lights and the crime lab, you get kind of scared and [shaken] up," Aaliyah Buchanan said.
"It shouldn't be like this. It's not that serious to kill or to go out and do crazy things. You need to pray and get closer to God, because you never know what is going to happen," she said.
If you nave any information on this incident, you are asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.
24 Hour News 8's Tom Hillen contributed to this report
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