KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities confirm a body found in a Kalamazoo creek is that of a 24-year-old Kalamazoo woman reported around 3 a.m. Thursday.
Kalamazoo officers say 24-year-old Aniya Monyahe Mack was found dead in a creek off of E. Main Street near 26th Street in Comstock Township.
Donnovan Lewis of Kalamazoo was formally charged Friday with open murder in the case. Relatives say the 25-year-old man was dating Mack.
Relatives said they hadn’t heard from Mack since the evening of June 24. About 90 minutes after she was reported missing, police arrested Lewis in the 4000 block of W. Michigan Avenue, near Mack’s home.
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Acting Capt. Craig Habel says investigators found Mack’s body after speaking to Lewis, who confessed.
“I apologize to anyone that ever looked up to me and loved me,” Lewis also said in a Facebook message posted at 3:59 a.m. Thursday.
It’s unclear what sparked the murder or how Mack died. Lewis played basketball at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in the 2016-17 season.
Anyone with additional information in this case is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.