Hazel park man accused of murdering 21-year-old woman bound over for trial

Posted at 8:53 AM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 13:01:15-04

A Hazel Park man accused of strangling his friend with a belt, cutting off the tips of her fingers with bolt cutters and hiding her body in the attic is headed to trial.

Jordan McClanahan, 23, is facing one count of first-degree murder and one count of mutilation of a dead body.

Judge Charles Goedert bound over McClanahan for trial at his preliminary hearing Friday morning. 

Police say Jessica White's body was found in McClanahan's home. We're told she was likely killed the same day she was reported missing on April 23.

Family say the two were childhood friends.

Her last contact with her family was a text message, while she was at the McClanahan home, saying things with his family were awkward.

Police say the 21-year-old's body was found wrapped up in something and hidden in a roof-line storage space, next to McClanahan's room.