Saturday, January 12, 2008


Officer Arrested
WILX News, Jackson MI
Posted: 8:05 PM Jan 12, 2008
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.

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.

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