Grand Rapids woman filed restraining order before her death

Posted at 6:51 PM, May 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-20 18:51:18-04

WALKER, Mich. —  Court documents reveal a woman, whose body was found in a wooded area in Walker this week, had filed a claim with Kent County Judicial Circuit Court for a personal protection order prior to her death.

Kristin Sidlauskas, 39, of Grand Rapids has been identified by police as the woman who was found dead near Hillside Drive NW and I-96 on Saturday evening. Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

The PPO was filed in October 2014 against her boyfriend, who is also the father of one of her children.

Sidlauskas has four children, three of them live with their father. The personal protection order was filed against her fourth child’s father.

According to court documents, Sidlauskas had lived with her fourth child’s father in the same residence for four years, and claimed that he was trying to “get her back” for breaking up with him.   She said he threatened to kill her and beat her and she alleged he had thrown a cell phone charger at her, grabbed her around the neck, and pushed her, the report said.

When the claim was filed last year, Sidlauskas said the boyfriend told her he was planning ‘to return to Michigan,’ and and that we would ‘get [her] because now he has nothing to lose.’

Child Protectice Services had also opened an abuse and neglect case against Sidlauskas in regards to fourth child shortly before her body was discovered. The report indicates the father tested positive for cocaine and opiates, and had been accused of watching the child while on cocaine in December 2014.

Sidlauskas admitted to Child Protective Services she used marijuana, and also tested positive for cocaine and opiates in December 2014. In March, she refused to take a drug screening but admitted to CPS she had used heroin. A few days later she placed her son in a friend’s care.

Police are still trying to determine how long Sidlauskas’ body had been in the woods prior to her discovery.