Eastpointe police have a suspect in custody in the shooting death of Christina Webster. He faces charges Tuesday morning. Though authorities are withholding his name pending arraignment, signs suggest that her husband is that suspect.
Police performed a welfare check after being contacted by an attorney. Webster’s son had not been able to reach her by phone.
Officers went to her house in the 23000 block of David Avenue, north of Detroit, Saturday afternoon and entered through an unlocked side door.
They found the body of Christina Webster in an upstairs bedroom. She had been shot in the chest.
Police found a gun on the front lawn, but the victim’s SUV and her husband Anthony, 46, were missing.
The husband turned himself in to Eastpointe police late that Saturday night. He brought an attorney with him in anticipation of questioning. But WXYZ-7 reports that the husband has not been released since.
The SUV was reportedly found Monday.
Webster has no rap sheet, and no history of domestic violence, but police reportedly said they had sufficient evidence to tie him to his wife’s murder.
Charges should be filed Tuesday morning, with an arraignment to follow later today in the 38th district court in Eastpointe.