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UPDATE: Man charged after dead body revealed in semi’s minor wreck with pickup 


A man has been charged following an incident with a semi truck that revealed a dead body in the back of a pickup. 

The revealing accident happened just before 2 p.m. on October 27th in Roseville, Michigan. Now, the pickup driver, 19-year-old Stephen Freeman, is being held on $75,000 cash bond. If released, he must wear a GPS tether. 

According to Click on Detriot, the woman found dead in the back of the pickup is 62-year-old Gabriele Seitz of Shelby Township. Her body was revealed after a semi truck made a turn at an intersection that clipped the pickup, prompting police to respond to the scene. Seitz was found with a shoelace around her neck and signs of strangulation, reported Fox 2 Detroit.

Law and Crime reports that Freeman is currently a person of interest in Seitz’s death, and recently spent time in a treatment facility. There is speculation he may be homeless. He does not have a prior criminal record. Evidence collected in the case is being tested and Seitz’s body is being examined. No official cause of death has been released.

“Because the investigation is ongoing, we are limited on what can be said at this time,” Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido said. “However, when we have additional information from the investigation, we will be updating everyone.”

A probable cause conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and a preliminary examination is scheduled for November 16th.


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