Report: Man accused of killing Mt. Pleasant-area child


UNION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Troopers are investigating an alleged sexual assault and homicide near Mt. Pleasant, they said.

MSP is asking for help in finding Isaiah “Zeke” Gary Gardenhire, 40. Gardenhire is described as 6-foot-1 and weighing about 180 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

The Michigan State Police said the homicide happened Sunday around 3:15 a.m. at a home on South Isabella Road in Union Township. MSP said he stabbed and killed a teen girl and sexually assaulted a woman.

There is not an immediate threat to the public, troopers say.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the state tipline at 877.616.4677. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1.800.422.5245.

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