Suspect arrested in murder of Diana Pesserl whose body was found in burned out car

Posted at 3:47 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 23:22:18-05

West Bloomfield police say they have arrested a suspect in the murder of Diana Pesserl, a West Bloomfield woman whose body was found last week in a burned out car.

The medical examiner ruled that Pesserl died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The suspect has been identified as Desean Maurice Smith. He was arraigned on arson, felony firearms and open murder charges Monday in 48th District Court.