Arrest made in 2007 Janna Kelly killing

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Root MugOTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — A 52-year-old Kent County woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the December 2007 killing of Janna Kelly.

According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, Robin Root was arrested Monday following a joint investigation between the Ottawa County cold case team and the Grand Rapids Police Department.   She was charged with open murder Tuesday in Grand Haven District Court.

Root’s bond was denied and she remains behind bars in Ottawa County.

Kelly, 60, disappeared from her Grand Rapids home Dec. 4, 2007.  Her body was found March 13, 2008 in Grand Haven Township, according to Ottawa County officials.

Root and Kelly were acquaintances at the time of Kelly’s death, officials said.

Janna Kelly

Janna Kelly (file photo)


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