Man accused of killing mother-in-law arrested in Indiana

Ottawa County
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HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a man was arrested in Indiana in connection to the death of his mother-in-law after she was found dead in a hotel room near Holland Thursday morning.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called around 1:45 a.m. Thursday to the Staybridge Suites on James Street near US-31 in Holland Township for a well-being check of a 52-year-old Holland woman after a family member expressed concern for her safety.

When authorities went into the hotel room, Michelle Speck was found dead, according to the sheriff’s office.

Authorities say Speck was stabbed to death.

The suspect was identified as the victim’s 31-year-old son-in-law. Authorities were able to track him down in the South Bend area. Indiana law enforcement found him driving the victim’s car and took him into custody without incident, the release said.

He is being lodged at an Indiana jail while the sheriff’s office works to get him extradited back to Michigan.

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