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Lake Odessa Homicide Update

Lake Odessa Police arrested and charged 29 year old Jesse James Thompson in connection with the murder of a 47 year old woman.

 

Thompson was arraigned on 1-count of open murder in Ionia District Court.

According to online court documents, Thompson has been charged with violent crimes in other counties. Thompson is expected back in court later this month.

 

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The Lake Odessa Police Department was dispatched shortly before 10pm Monday night to a residence at Lakewood Mobile Home Estates for a report of a 47 year old female who was determined to be deceased.

 

Lake Odessa Police Chief Kendra Backing said in a news release that police are searching for a suspect who killed the woman. The victim’s name has not been released. Authorities believe the suspect and victim knew each other.

 

Backing has not provided any other information at this time about a possible motive.

Lake Odessa Police were assisted by Ionia County Central Dispatch, Michigan State Police, Ionia County Victims Advocates and the Lake Odessa Fire Department.

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