Police: Arrest made in slaying of elderly Novi woman

Police: Arrest made in slaying of elderly Novi woman

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NOVI, Mich. (WJBK) -- An arrest has been made in the apparent homicide of an 84-year-old Novi woman.

Police used a search warrant and found items in a Novi home that are believed to have belonged to the victim. The arrest was made early Tuesday morning.

Chief David Molloy says the 46-year-old suspect lived near the victim, who has been identified as Bernice Schaufele. Police say the suspect will be arraigned Wednesday morning.

Schaufele's body was found Monday afternoon inside her home in the Country Place condominiums near Meadowbrook and Eight Mile Road. Family members grew concerned when she missed a doctor's appointment earlier in the day.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office said Tuesday she died of an attempted strangulation with a stab wound to the neck.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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