NILES, Mich. (WOOD/AP) — A man is facing murder charges after police say he walked into the Niles Law Enforcement Complex and admitted to strangling a woman.
James Huffman, 52, walked into the lobby Monday and told dispatchers he wanted to turn himself in for a crime he had committed, according to a Niles Police Department news release. He then apparently admitted to detectives that he had killed a woman inside a house Friday night.
When officers searched the house in the 900 block of 14th Street, they found a body that was in an advanced state of decomposition.
The victim was identified by her fingerprints as 52-year-old Angela Glara Cluver, who lived at the home. An autopsy was planned.
The Associated Press reports that an affidavit says Huffman told police he and Cluver made a suicide pact, and he used his hands to strangle her until she suffocated. The South Bend (Indiana) Tribune reports the affidavit says Huffman then unsuccessfully tried to kill himself, but it did not say how.
Huffman was arraigned on a murder charge Tuesday afternoon. His bond was set at $1 million.