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Two women arrested in connection to Dowagiac homicide case

Suspects found in South Bend, IN
Posted at 1:00 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 13:00:48-05

DOWAGIAC, Mich. — Police arrested two suspects in a homicide case out of Dowagiac.

Investigators were called to the Hillcrest Apartments Thursday night for a man found dead from a gunshot wound. Police say the man and his girlfriend were in an argument on Monday, and the man was shot during the argument.

Investigators say the girlfriend and a roommate called a friend to help get rid of the body. Police say they ended up leaving the body in a dumpster at the apartments and left the state.

Officers tracked the girlfriend down to an apartment in South Bend, IN, taking the 39-year-old into custody. A 41-year-old woman staying at that apartment in South Bend was also arrested.

The Cass County Prosecutor's Office is preparing charges of open murder.