Man arrested over girlfriend's body found wrapped in plastic

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Posted: Jan 16, 2018 1:59 PM

ROCKWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A man has been arrested after his girlfriend's body was found wrapped in a sheet and plastic in a home southwest of Detroit.

Prosecutors say 50-year-old Jeffrey Thomas was charged Tuesday with concealing the death of an individual. They identified the victim as 32-year-old Jennifer Butkowski.

Rockwood Police Chief Randy Krause says an autopsy will determine the cause of death. The case is being treated as a homicide.

Police say a man jumped from an upper-floor window at the Rockwood home shortly after midnight Sunday and told officers a gunman was inside, holding children as hostages. No gunman or children were found inside.

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Krause told The Detroit News the suspect had "blood on his hands, arms and legs."

Police told the Monroe News that the woman had been dead for about two weeks.