Source says murdered Grosse Pointe Park woman's husband failed polygraph

GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Police tell 7 Action News that the husband of a murdered Grosse Pointe Park woman is a person of interest in the case and sources now say that he failed a polygraph exam administered late Friday.

Bob Bashara was at the Grosse Pointe Park police station to undergo a polygraph with officers who are investigating his wife's murder.

The death of his wife, Jane Bashara, has been ruled as a homicide and it has been determined that she was strangled . Her body was found Wednesday morning in the back seat of her Mercedes Benz . The car was parked on Detroit's east side, in an alley where it was found by a tow truck driver.

Bob Bashara left the police station shortly after 9:00 p.m. Friday without commenting.

This was the second time in two days that Bob Bashara had spoken with investigators. He spent about an hour at the police station on Thursday. He did not undergo a polygraph at that time.

While Bashara was at the station Friday, police officers were at his home . They took photographs inside and out and they left carrying computers and other items.

Sources tell 7 Action News that a cadaver dog was sent in to the Bashara home Friday night looking for human scent. They also say that it is still unclear just where Jane Bashara was killed, but at this point police do not believe she was killed inside of her car.

Bob Bashara had reported his wife missing at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"I got home about five after 8:00 and she wasn't around and I relaxed and figured she was out running an errand," Bob Bashara explained to 7 Action News on Thursday.

"As 9:00 and 9:30 approached, I became much more concerned and I got more people involved," he said. "I called my kids to see if they had heard from her and they hadn't. I had been calling her cell phone to find out and then as time got on I involved the police because I was concerned there might be something wrong," Bashara said.

Wednesday night, a candlelight vigil was held in front of Grosse Pointe South High School in memory of Jane Bashara.

More than 100 people prayed, sang and shared their memories. When Bashara's husband and daughter showed up, there were endless hugs and expressions of sympathy.

Funeral arrangements have also been set:

Visitation is Monday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home at 8 Mile Road and Mack.

Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church on Lakeshore next to War Memorial.

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