Update: Man Charged in Death of Woman Found near Dumpster

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Update: Man Charged in Death of Woman Found near Dumpster

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Jul 5, 2014 - UPDATED: Jul 8, 2014

People living at a Jackson apartment complex are looking to increase security after a woman was found dead next to the dumpster over the weekend.

The executive director of the Lansing Housing Commission held an emergency meeting Monday morning. She's helping the tenants create a neighborhood watch program, and hopes everyone gets involved.

34-year-old Akram Bilal was charged Monday with the open murder of 51-year-old Violet Mcelroy. Her body was found with multiple gunshot wounds next to a dumpster outside the apartment complex on Saturday morning.


Jackson Police are investigating what they believe is a homicide.

Police responded at 6:13 a.m. this morning to Reed Manor Apartments in Jackson, according to a press release from the department.

An unidentified female was found deceased by a dumpster.

A male suspect has been taken in custody. Their investigation continues.

That is all the information police can release at this time. Stay tuned to FOX 47 News and fox47news.com for updates.

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