Saturday, January 12, 2008


Holland police officer arrested in wife's death
WSBT News, Southbend
By Beth Boehne
Story Created: Jan 12, 2008 at 4:25 PM EST
Story Updated: Jan 12, 2008 at 4:25 PM EST

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A city police officer who is a 13-year veteran of the department has been arrested in the death of his estranged wife, whose body was found at a home earlier in the week, police said.

The body of Lori DeKleine, 43, was found Thursday, police said. Officer Ken DeKleine, 44, was arrested Friday night and held on an open murder charge after an autopsy ruled her death a homicide, police said.

Ken DeKleine was being held Saturday at the Ottawa County Jail, said Michigan State Police, who were called to investigate along with the sheriff's department because Ken DeKleine is a city police officer.

An arraignment was scheduled for Monday.

The body of Lori DeKleine, a publications editor at Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church, was found by one of her children, WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids reported.

Holland police Chief John Kruithoff told the Holland Sentinel that the DeKleines were separated.

"There were a lot of things that didn't make it appear a natural death," Kruithoff told The Grand Rapids Press.

No comments: