Pontiac: Pastor Finds Man and Woman Dead in Motel Room

Pontiac: Pastor Finds Man and Woman Dead in Motel Room

(Oakland County Sheriffs Dept, May 9, 2017)

Pontiac, MI –  

FROM DAY SHIFT: 05-08-2017, 07:00 hrs.

THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 05-09-2017, 07:00 hrs.


INCIDENT:  13:40 hrs. – City of Pontiac – Death Investigation / OCSO Forensic Science Laboratory Call-Out – #17-80750


SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 44700 block of Woodward Avenue (The Sagano Motel) for two subjects that were found inside a motel room and appeared to be deceased.  Upon arrival, Deputies observed the two subjects and they were obviously deceased.  The male subject was lying on the bed and a female was lying on the floor.  Prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia were found throughout the room.  There were no were no obvious signs of trauma to either of the victims. Witnesses advised Deputies that the victims were last seen on May 6th at approximately 8:30PM.  When the female victim failed to show up for an appointment with her Pastor today at 1:00PM, the Pastor went to her motel room to check her welfare and found both victims deceased.  The Pastor had called 9-1-1 to request help.


OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:  Detectives responded to the scene to continue with the investigation.  The OCSO Forensic Science Laboratory was requested to process the scene.

An Investigator from the OCSO Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.  The Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the two victims.  An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday.


VICTIM #1 INFORMATION: 57 year old male, resident of the City of Pontiac.


VICTIM #2 INFORMATION: 39 year old female, resident of the City of Pontiac.

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