Release date: 2/25/2013
On February 23, 2013, at about 10:00 p.m., Farmington Public Safety responded to a report of a missing 29 year old female from the 23800 block of Colchester. Upon arrival, an officer spoke with the female’s live in boyfriend who reported that he was dropped off at home by his girlfriend at about 12:30 a.m. on February 22. She then left to go back to a party and had not been seen since.
Officers contacted friends of the victim and all reported not hearing from the victim since she left the party to go pick up the boyfriend from work. As part of the investigation, officers checked the home for any signs of foul play. While doing so, what appeared to be bloody plastic was found. At that time, the boyfriend was detained pending further investigation.
Farmington Public Safety detectives interviewed the boyfriend and he confessed to having a verbal argument that turned physical. Officers executed a search warrant at the home with the assistance of the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Lab personnel and the victim was found in the home deceased. The boyfriend is in police custody and the case will be submitted to the Oakland County Prosecutors Office for formal charges. Further information on the suspect will be released following arraignment.
Director Schulz stated “This is a very sad situation and our prayers go out to the victim’s family.” This is the first homicide in the City of Farmington since the summer of 2005.
The Farmington Public Safety Department is reporting that the victim was:
Kaitlin Elizabeth Hehir, age 29
Kaitlin was employed by the 47th District Court for the past 4 ½ years.
The family is asking for privacy and request that no media contact the family.
The Farmington Public Safety Department will not be releasing or confirming any further details of this case until it has been formally presented and reviewed by the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office. Due to the length of the investigation, the case will not be presented to the prosecutor until Tuesday morning. As the victim was a 47th District Court employee, the suspect will be arraigned by a different court. Details on the arraignment time and location will be provided when finalized.
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