Mutilated body found in Michigan man's home identified as missing woman

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (WXMI) -- Grand Rapids Police say that a woman's body found mutilated earlier this week is the body of a missing Kalamazoo woman.

Police notified the family of Ashley Young on Friday before releasing the details via Twitter.

Young was last known to be traveling to Grand Rapids from the Kalamazoo area on Thursday, November 29. She was last seen at Mulligan's Pub in the Eastown neighborhood at about 1:30 a.m. that night.

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Mutilated body found in Michigan man's home identified as missing woman, Ashley Young. (Photo: WXMI)
Jared Chance was taken into custody on Sunday at the home. Police announced charges of Mutilation of a Dead Body and Concealing the Death of an Individual for Chance on Tuesday, December 4. He was arraigned on those charges on Wednesday, December 5. (Photo: WXMI)
"Sadly that breath of fresh air has been taken from us. She was an angel as she walked on this earth and she's an angel in God's hands now. This is horrific, this isn't normal everyday things we see on the news. This is something way beyond what most people can even understand, so we are going to respect them and their privacy and let them deal with this however they need to and be there for them if they need us," said Kellie Boers, an advocate for missing persons. (Photo: WXMI)
Police had not been able to determine the identity of the body from regular procedures because of the mutilation that occurred. (Photo: WXMI)
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Police found a body, mutilated, at a home in the 900 block of Franklin SE on Sunday, Dec. 2.  Jared Chance was taken into custody on Sunday at the home. Police announced charges of Mutilation of a Dead Body and Concealing the Death of an Individual for Chance on Tuesday, December 4. He was arraigned on those charges on Wednesday, December 5.

Police had not been able to determine the identity of the body from regular procedures because of the mutilation that occurred.

 

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