Second suspect arrested after woman's body found in burning car in West Bloomfield

Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 17:35:00-05

A second suspect has been arrested after a woman's body was discovered in a burning car in early December. 

Jaylen Stringer is facing tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact charges.

Stringer was arraigned this morning. His probable cause hearing has been set for December 19. 

The victim was identified as West Bloomfield resident Diana Pesserl. She was 31 years old. The medical examiner ruled that Pesserl died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Police discovered the burning car and found her body inside. 

Last week, police arrested a man in connection to the murder identified as Desean Maurice Smith.

He was arraigned on arson, felony firearms and open murder charges last Monday in 48th District Court.