Two people found dead in townhouse ‘suspicious,’ police say

Posted at 1:52 PM, Dec 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-27 11:41:36-05

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police are investigating after two people were found dead inside their townhome in the Amberwood apartment complex on Saturday afternoon.

Early Sunday, investigators confirmed the identities of the two victims: 27-year-old Teri Robert Hills and 30-year-old Amber Dawn Janowiak.

Ottawa County Sheriff's deputies at the scene told FOX 17 the two were found around noon Saturday in their bedroom. Investigators said there didn't appear to be any signs of trauma to the bodies,  however their deaths are being treated as suspicious.

It's unclear how long the two had been dead. Police confirm the two were boyfriend and girlfriend and were found by Janowiak's uncle.

"These two were last spoken to and seen, as near as we can tell now, a couple of days ago," said Capt. Mark Bennett with Ottawa County Sheriff's Office. "It's unknown how long they may have been deceased inside the apartment, there is no signs of any kind of forced entry."

"We've checked with the neighbors and nobody noticed anything suspicious," Bennett told FOX 17 at the scene. "We're hopeful that the forensic autopsy will help us determine the cause of death."

The Park Township Fire Department was dispatched to the scene as well to search for a possible carbon monoxide leak. Fire crews said no carbon monoxide or any evidence of a leak were found.

The couple had only lived in the townhome a few months, according to police.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.