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04-24-2016, 07:08 AM

Police: Mom Finds Daughter’s Body Stuffed In Closet; Suspect Cuts Off GPS Tether
April 23, 2016 2:16 PM


PONTIAC (WWJ) – Authorities in Pontiac are investigating a homicide after a 30-year-old woman was found dead inside a closet.:rolleyes:

The situation unfolded around 9:50 p.m. Friday when Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 100 block of Ridgemont on a report of a possible homicide. They found Marie Elizabeth Colburn’s body stuffed inside a closet with obvious signs of trauma.

Colburn’s mother told police she hadn’t heard from her daughter since Tuesday this week, so she went to her apartment with her husband to check on her welfare. The couple checked the apartment and did not locate their daughter at that time, so they left.

About an hour later, the couple decided to go back to the apartment to see if Colburn had returned, according to police.

“After returning a second time, a more thorough search of the apartment was conducted by the mother at which point she located her daughter in a closet,” police said in a statement.

Colburn’s body was turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office, which ruled the cause of death as strangulation.

Police say a notice from the Michigan Department of Corrections was attached to Colburn’s front door, stating that an attempt was made to contact the victim’s boyfriend. MDOC officials told police that the victim’s boyfriend, who is on parole for a manslaughter conviction in Wayne County, had cut off his GPS tether somewhere in Detroit.

Colburn’s car was also missing from the home. Police say the vehicle was later found in Detroit.

The Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team is currently looking for the suspect, 33-year-old Kevin Jermaine Wiley of Pontiac. There is a $2,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.



05-12-2016, 07:49 AM

Suspect in Pontiac woman’s suffocation arrested
11:24 p.m. EDT May 11, 2016

For weeks, Marie Elizabeth Colburn’s family has been weighed with worry knowing the man police say is a suspect in her death remained on the run.

The 30-year-old was found stuffed in a closet at her Pontiac home last month. On Wednesday, relatives learned federal authorities had arrested Kevin Jermaine Wiley after a lengthy search.

Acting on a tip received by Oakland County Sheriff’s officials, the U.S. Marshals Service tracked Wiley, 34, to Kentucky on Wednesday, said Deputy Marshal Robert Watson.

11-14-2017, 07:08 AM

Police: Man convicted in 2016 murder kills self in jail
Published 6:57 a.m. ET Nov. 14, 2017

Kevin Wiley, the man convicted of first-degree murder in June in the 2016 slaying of his then-girlfriend, Marie Colburn, fatally hung himself :)in the Oakland County Jail early Sunday morning, authorities said. He was 35.

The Oakland County Medical Examiner ruled Wiley's death a suicide by hanging. He left a suicide note, but its contents were not disclosed

11-14-2017, 08:47 AM
Well, at least this sad but all so typical mudshark saga had a happy ending for once...