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Woman surrenders to face charges in death of buried mother

June 3, 2019

LEROY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman has surrendered to authorities to face charges in the death of her 74-year-old mother found buried outside their southwestern Michigan home.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports 46-year-old Marcia Lutz of Leroy Township reported to Calhoun County District Court to face a felony charge of concealing a death and a misdemeanor charge of failing to report a body. Court records show she posted $1,000 bond during her arraignment Monday

The body of Phyllis Lutz of Leroy Township was found in January wrapped in blankets in a 4- to 5-foot-deep hole in an area used as a burn pit. She had last been seen in September.

Leroy Township is about 110 miles west of Detroit.

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Information from: Kalamazoo Gazette, http://www.mlive.com/kalamazoo

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