Wife, step-son charged in 2016 murder of Farmington Hills man in Detroit

Posted at 3:13 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 15:14:39-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A man's wife and step-son have been charged with his murder, more than three years after the man was found dead inside the trunk of a burning car in Detroit.

According to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, 68-year-old Beatrice Flint-Tennyson, from Farmington Hills, and her son, 46-year-old Delbert Flint, of St. Joseph, Missouri, have been charged with open murder, tampering with evidence and disintermet and mutilation of a dead body. They're accused of murdering 60-year-old Darvin Tennyson, also from Farmington Hills.

Police say Darvin went to work and returned home on March 19, 2016, and was never seen again. Two weeks later, around 5:15 a.m. on March 30, Detroit firefighters and police oficers responded to Victoria St. and St. Aubin because a citizen reported hearing a loud explosion and saw a car on fire.

While putting out the fire, firefighters found an unidentified man in the trunk of the car. It was later identified as Darvin, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the prosecutor, "extensive investigation" by DPD and fire officials led to the ID and arrest of Beatrice and Flint.

Flint was arrested on Monday and arraigned in court, and Beatrice was arraigned on April 21.