UPDATE: Victim identified in Marquette County murder case
The victim has been identified as Renee Bressette, an Indian woman and enrolled member of the KBIC Ojibwa tribe.
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) -
UPDATE: November 3, 4:43 p.m.
The victim has been identified as Renee Bressette, an Indian woman and enrolled member of the KBIC Ojibwa tribe. Bressette has also been identified as the suspect’s mother.
UPDATE: November 2, 4:05 p.m. - A suspect has been arrested in connection to the body found behind the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette County.
24-year-old Hunter Allen Loos, of Marquette, has been taken into federal custody. A federal complaint has been filed seeking to charge him with murder.
According to the federal court complaint, police officers from several law enforcement agencies were dispatched to a snow-covered two track just south of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Reservation in Marquette, for what was believed to be human remains on fire.
Federal Agents and State Police Detectives found a white van at the victim’s home, matching a vehicle seen in surveillance footage from the Ojibwa Casino’s security footage near the scene of the crime. Loos answered the door at his mother’s home. In a later interview, he said that he stabbed her in the back, that she had hit him with a coffee pot, and that he then stabbed her several more times. Loos said that she died on the couch in the home shortly after.
Loos said that he then covered her body with a blanket, drove her body to the two-track in the white van, doused the body with gas, and “cremated" it, according to the complaint. Bressette was a duly enrolled member of the KBIC Ojibwa tribe. Loos is not.
A detention hearing is scheduled for Loos on November 5.
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ORIGINAL STORY: A federal investigation is underway for a body found behind the Ojibwa Casino in Marquette.
Authorities received a call sometime around 10 p.m. Friday night.
Michigan State Police and the FBI responded to the scene.
A forensic unit was seen coming out of the house around 3:30 Saturday afternoon.
The FBI is in charge of the investigation but has not released any information at this time.
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