Man accused of lying to police during mother’s murder investigation

Posted at 5:31 PM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 17:31:14-04
Michael Roersma

Michael Roersma

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — Michael Roersma is facing a lying to police charge in connection with the felony murder investigation of his mother,  Sharon Roersma.

Roersma, 72, of Coopersville, was found dead Monday after being beaten to death and thrown into the Grand River.

Her son was being held on a probation violation prior to this new charge.   Police say he is the primary suspect in her death, but the investigation is ongoing.