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Michigan man charged with killing 73-year-old father

January 21, 2019

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — A 31-year-old Detroit-area man has been charged with killing his father, who was found dead with his hands and legs bound.

Dane Matthew Steward of Royal Oak appeared in court Monday on a first-degree murder charge and was ordered held without bond.

Police say they found 73-year-old Dennis Steward’s body Thursday inside the home the two men shared. An autopsy determined he died from strangulation and had likely been dead for more than a day. His car was missing.

Authorities issued an alert for the vehicle and Dane Steward. A Berrien County Sheriff’s deputy reported he had contact with Dane Steward early Thursday near the Michigan-Indiana border, where his car had run out of gas.

Steward was arrested Thursday night after leading police on an hour-long chase through several counties.

It was unclear Monday if he has a lawyer who could comment.

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