Family of Grosse Pointe woman Joann Matouk-Romain announce $100 million lawsuit

(WXYZ) - Attorneys representing the family of Joann Matouk-Romain have announced a $100-million lawsuit against two police departments.

Matouk-Romain was last seen in January 2010 leaving the St. Paul Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Farms. Her body was found a few months later in the Detroit River near Canada.

Police ruled Matouk-Romain's death a suicide, but her family believes she was murdered.

Over the past few years, her family has presented new evidence that they claim proves foul play was involved in her death.

Her daughter believes Matouk-Romain was murdered as revenge against another family member.

Her family claims there was a coverup in the death investigation and they're suing for $100 million in damages.

The Grosse Pointe Farms police department and Grosse Pointe Woods police department are both named in the lawsuit.

In the past, 7 Action News has spoken with police chiefs of both departments and both have maintained that they conducted a thorough investigation and standby their findings.

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