BCPD: Person of interest sought after weekend homicide

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Oliver Paige, photo taken January 2016. Courtesy Battle Creek Police.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Police are investigation the death of a 45-year-old woman from over the weekend as a homicide.

Liza Haney-Nelson was found dead Saturday night about 9:00pm at her apartment on Anderson Court. Police say an autopsy on Sunday confirmed her death as a homicide and says that she died from head trauma.  Haney-Nelson appeared to have been dead for a couple of days when she was found.

Police say that they are looking for Haney-Nelson’s boyfriend Oliver Paige, 58, who is being called a person of interest at this time. Paige has been arrested numerous times for domestic violence in the past.

Major Jim Grafton with the Battle Creek Police says Paige is not a suspect at this time, and that they would like to interview him and see if he knows anything about what happened to Haney-Nelson.

Attempts at finding Paige have not proved fruitful. Grafton says that since her death was reported they haven’t been able to track him down.

Anybody with information about this investigation is encouraged to call Battle Creek Silent Observer at 269.964.3888.


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