Police await autopsy in woman’s beheading

Police are awaiting a complete autopsy report in the death of a 59-year-old Jackson woman whose beheaded body was found over the weekend in her apartment.
AP Wire
Oct 19, 2011


The Jackson Citizen Patriot reported Tuesday that 46-year-old Leo Kwaske is charged with felony murder, mutilation of a dead body and first-degree home invasion in Shirley Meeks’ slaying.

Meeks’ body was found Saturday. Her head also was found.

Police said Kwaske was Meeks’ neighbor. He was arrested Saturday night in a parking lot at their apartment complex. He is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date.

Police said they do not believe Weeks and Kwaske shared any relationship outside of being neighbors.


Post a Comment

Log in to your account to post comments here and on other stories, galleries and polls. Share your thoughts and reply to comments posted by others. Don't have an account on GrandHavenTribune.com? Create a new account today to get started.