Woman murdered in Escanaba, suspect arrested

ESCANABA — A suspect is in police custody under the suspicion of having murdered a woman in Escanaba.

Escanaba Public Safety Officers were dispatched to a home at 206 Stephenson Avenue just after 4 a.m. Wednesday on the report of a woman with an object in her throat.  The investigation determined an assault had occurred, resulting in the woman’s death.

A suspect was arrested and is charged with open murder/homicide.  The suspect’s name will be released pending arraignment.

The victim’s name has not been released yet.

No additional information has been released at this time.