Woman charged after body found outside thrift shop - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Woman charged after body found outside thrift shop

Posted: Updated:
PORT HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -

An Oregon woman has been charged with disposing of a body improperly after the body of her 89-year-old mother was found behind a Michigan thrift store.

The St. Clair County sheriff's department said in a statement Thursday that 49-year-old Kelly Rhodes of Salem, Ore., is jailed in Illinois, where she was arrested on a warrant charging her with the misdemeanor. She's to be brought to Michigan next week.

Graham Sweeney of Hamilton, Ontario, tells the Times Herald of Port Huron he doesn't believe his fiancee is responsible for dumping the body.

Sweeney says Rhodes was traveling to marry him in Canada when her mother died.

Authorities said the body of Mary Gertrude Grenia, of Salem, Ore., was found March 12 in Port Huron Township, about 55 miles northeast of Detroit.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Family's home hit hard by storms for second time

    Family's home hit hard by storms for second time

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:51:07 GMT
    For Ericka Page, first came the flood, then the gas line break and Tuesday, the massive tree limb that broke off with part of it landing on her house.
    For Ericka Page, first came the flood, then the gas line break and Tuesday, the massive tree limb that broke off with part of it landing on her house.
  • Ronald Ilitch arrested with drugs, prostitute

    Ronald Ilitch arrested with drugs, prostitute

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:24:27 GMT
    Ronald Ilitch was arrested for possession of drugs after being found with a prostitute Wednesday afternoon, according to Detroit Police Department sources.
    Ronald Ilitch was arrested for possession of drugs after being found with a prostitute Wednesday afternoon, according to Detroit Police Department sources.
  • Student sues Monroe schools for sexual harassment, bullying by teacher

    Student sues Monroe schools for sexual harassment, bullying by teacher

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:06:20 GMT
    A lawsuit from a Monroe honor student alleges sexual harassment, retaliation and bullying from a teacher and says the school district did nothing about it.
    A lawsuit from a Monroe honor student alleges sexual harassment, retaliation and bullying from a teacher and says the school district did nothing about it.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices