Warren Police now treating missing case as homicide investigation

(WXYZ) - Missing person signs with Kim DeJohn's face are now posted in her Warren neighborhood and community as the mother of three, and grandmother still cannot be found.

Warren police are now treating her disappearance as a homicide case.

On Wednesday, by phone, Kim’s daughter Jennifer Outman spoke about the state of this investigation.

"It's hard to believe,” said Outman. “I still don't believe it. It's still not real completely yet."

Investigators were searching Kim's home in the 21000 block of Sherwood on Tuesday.

According to Warren police, cadaver dogs had several hits there and they found evidence of some type of physical altercation.

Investigators recovered more proof that someone tried to disguise or dispose of evidence.

Kim's husband Loyd DeJohn is now in custody.  He is charged with Aggravated Domestic Violence and police say he is a person of interest in Kim’s disappearance.

While Outman told 7 Action News her step dad’s story changed a few times after Kim went missing, she is not sure what to believe just yet.

“I know she has her problems… everybody does,” said Outman.  “I know that they fought, but I never thought it would come to this."

Warren detectives and officers, along with state police continued their search Wednesday from Warren to Kimball, Michigan, collecting more evidence.

Outman continues to hunt for her own clues creating a Facebook page titled, “Please Share And Pray For My Mom's Safe Return.”

After May 14,  Kim was no longer in contact with anyone.  She was reported missing on May 28.

"I thought maybe she just got hurt. Like the stories people were saying, you know that she got hurt in a fight,” said Outman.  “At first I thought she just disappeared and wanted to be alone for a couple of days."

A bizarre twist in the case: 7 Action News has confirmed after Kim disappeared a young woman moved into the Warren home with her infant.

The baby is not believed to be Loyd DeJohn’s, and the relationship between Loyd DeJohn and the unknown woman is not clear.

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