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UPDATE: Son-in-law charged with murder of inlaws

FURTHER UPDATE: On Friday, Sept. 7,  the Kent County Prosecutor's Office issued two counts of open murder and two counts of felony murder against Nathan Board, 33, in the deaths of his in-laws, Patty and Theodore Syrek. Board was to be arraigned in 63rd District Count Friday afternoon.

 

UPDATE:On the evening of Sept. 5, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department arrested Nathan Board, 33, of Caledonia Township in connection with the murders of Patty and Theodore Syrek. Board is a son-in-law of the couple. Board is held at the Kent County Correctional Facility without bond awaiting review by the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office.

 

UPDATE: The Kent County Sheriff’s Office has identified the couple found dead in their Bowne

Township home Sept. 4 as Patty Syrek, 62, and Theodore Syrek, 66, of Caledonia.

Autopsies were conducted Wednesday that gave the manner of death of both as cranial cerebrial trauma-assaulted by other individual(s). The manner of death was homicide.

 

The investigation is ongoing and active; no arrests have been made at this time.

Community members are asked to remain vigilant and to call 911 in case of an emergency or to report suspicious activity.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call 616-632-6125 or Silent Observer anonymously at 616-774-2345.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is reporting finding a married couple deceased in their Bowne Township home Tuesday morning around 11 a.m.  

 

Police were called to the home in the 9000 block of Jordan River Drive, S.E., for a wellness check at the request of a family member. The death of the couple, said to be in their 60’s, is being investigated as suspicious and detectives remain on the scene in the very early stages of the investigation.  

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