Police investigating homicide in Antwerp Township

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ANTWERP TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Around 11:40 AM Van Buren County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 5400 block of W Ridgeview Circle in Antwerp  Township on reports of a stabbing.  Upon arrival they found a 56-year-old woman, who had died from multiple stab wounds.

They arrested her 22-year-old nephew for the alleged murder. Deputies believe he allegedly used a kitchen knife, and there were signs of struggle throughout the home.

Deputies say the nephew lived there with his aunt along with her other nephew. The 22 year-old was the only one involved in the alleged murder.

Deputies say the 22-year-old suspect would not talk to them, and asked for a lawyer after they arrived. Deputies are still unsure of the suspect's motive.

No neighbors heard or saw the incident occur according to authorities.

The Van Buren County Sheriff's department currently has a suspect in custody, and the incident is still under investigation.

They have not released any names yet of the victim or the suspect.

Check back as more information becomes available.

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