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Suspect in murder, mutilation of Port Huron man arrested in Detroit

Victim's body found on a former Navy vessel
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Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 17:41:39-05

PORT HURON, Mich. (WXYZ) — Port Huron police and the United States Marshals Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team made a significant arrest in the murder of 44-year-old William Michael Orlow, who was found dead and dismembered, then stuffed into a non-working freezer on the Grayfox, which is a former Navy vessel.

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On Wednesday, authorities announced the arrest of Reginald Cu-Nu Grasty in the case. Grasty was arrested in Detroit on Jan. 19 in the area of Jefferson Avenue and Conner Street.

He's since been lodged at the St. Clair County Intervention Center and faces charges of open murder and disinterment/mutilation of a corpse. Grasty's bond was set at $750,000.

In June 2020, police discovered Orlow's body on the former Navy vessel located at 60 Griswold Street. Orlow's death was later ruled a homicide by medical examiners and the cause of death was trauma-related.

On Dec. 10, 2020, an arrest warrant was issued for Reginal Grasty in connection to the murder. He was initially identified as a person of interest in the case.

Grasty at one point was a caretaker on the vessel. He's expected in court again on Feb. 2.