WYANDOTTE – A 911 call at 2:13 a.m. Feb. 2 led police officers to 1155 Sycamore, where a 55-year-old woman was a victim of foul play, Deputy Police Chief Archie Hamilton said.
While police officials have not released her name, WXYZ Channel 7 has reported that the victim is Linda Breen. Her live-in boyfriend, identified by WXYZ as Charles “Chuck” Whitman, 38, is being held on unrelated warrants while a 20-year-old house guest who was not in the apartment when police arrived is being sought as a person of interest.
Media reports indicate that Whitman has no memory of a murder. However, Hamilton confirmed that the Police Department has responded to multiple domestic disturbance calls with respect to the couple at their apartment building.
Hamilton said due to the nature of her body, foul play was obvious, and he confirmed that police have the suspected murder weapon.
WXYZ reported that Breen had multiple stab wounds.
Hamilton said they do not have any toxicology reports to confirm whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the murder.
“When officers took him into custody, (Whitman) did not put up a fight,” Hamilton said. The two were living together.
“We don’t have an arraignment date, obviously,” Hamilton said Feb. 7. “There is a lot of investigation going on now. We have physical evidence, we have circumstantial evidence. We have to get all the facts together before we have formal charges.”
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