Investigators found what is believed to be the torso of a 34-year-old suburban wife and mother of two who disappeared last month and are seeking her husband as the suspect in her slaying, the Macomb County sheriff said Saturday. Sheriff Mark Hackel said the torso was found in the garage of the home in Macomb County’s Washington Township shared by Tara Grant and her husband, Stephen, following a search that began Friday night.
Since the police did not have any evidence to hold him during the search, Stephen Grant left the home and has not been seen since. His attorney, David Griem, who said last night:
Griem said he did not believe there was probable cause for a search.“When all is said and done, I’m going to shove that search warrant where the sun doesn’t shine,” Griem said.
Now he also believes that Stephen has committed suicide. (shades of Charles Stuart here)
Stephen Grant’s lawyer, David Griem, told The Associated Press on Saturday morning that he spoke twice with his client earlier in the day. He said he hoped to arrange for Grant to turn himself in to authorities. “He was suicidal,” Griem said. “I spent some significant period of time begging him to meet with me and reminding him of all the reasons why he had to live: the foremost being a 4-year-old and a 6-year-old who love him very much.”Griem said his client last was in the Detroit area, but he didn’t know exactly where.
(Sheriff Mark) Hackel said his office also was working with prosecutors to determine whether anyone misled investigators, and those people — who Hackel declined to identify — also could face charges in the case.
Stephen’s attorney has appeared to be quite hostile through all of this, making me wonder if he is one of the ones the police are talking about who may have misled investigators.
Hopefully there will be more news today. I know that my thoughts and prayers are with Tara’s family today.
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