Woman dead, man kills himself in online date probe

Central Michigan authorities searching for a woman who disappeared on a date with a man she met online said a man killed himself as deputies arrived at his house, and the woman's body was found nearby.
AP Wire
Nov 29, 2012


Midland County Sheriff Jerry Nielsen said the body found Wednesday afternoon in Edenville Township wasn't immediately identified as 45-year-old Leigh Swanson of Saginaw Township in nearby Saginaw County. Nielsen said Swanson left for the date Nov. 16 and called her mother Nov. 18, saying she'd be home soon.

Nielsen said deputies heard a gunshot as they approached a house where Swanson made the call. He said a man emerged and told them his son had shot himself.

The sheriff said authorities found a woman's body near the home, which is about 10 miles northwest of Midland.


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