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Man in custody after woman found dead in backyard of Harper Woods home

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Posted at 6:17 AM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 04:32:15-04

HARPER WOODS, MICH (WXYZ) — An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead in the backyard of a home in Harper Woods. A man is also in custody following the death.

The discovery was made shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday at a home on Woodside, not far from Kelly Road and Moross.

The 37-year-old Katie Elliott was found with wounds to her back and chest. A 42-year-old man is now in police custody. Investigators say the man turned himself into police shortly after the woman's body was discovered.

Elliot is a mother of six, ranging in age from 10 to 18. Donations to lay Elliott to rest, and to assist the children, can be made here.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.