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Novi woman's death ruled homicide by strangulation; husband in custody

Posted: 8:27 AM, Jan 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-05 23:11:31Z
Police investigate homicide at Novi mobile home
Police investigate homicide at Novi mobile home
Police investigate homicide at Novi mobile home

Police are holding a Novi man in connection with the murder of his 32-year-old wife.

Heather Dixon was found strangled Thursday inside of the couple’s mobile home near 13 Mile and Novi roads.

Police were called to do a welfare check in the afternoon, and had to bust down the locked doors. Once inside, they found Dixon dead and her husband in the home.

The husband, whose name is not being released, was taken into custody and currently receiving medical attention, according to Novi Assistant Police Chief Erick W. Zinser.

The couple has three children, ages 6, 8 and 11, but it’s unclear if they were home at the time of the incident. Zinser said Novi police have been called to the home in the past for domestic issues. 

"This instance appears to be domestic in nature. It's isolated to the home and there's no threat to the community," said Zinser. 

No charges have been filed at this time. 

Dixon worked as a "psychic medium/intuitive energy healer," according to the website of her business, Namaste Oasis.