PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) – A man authorities tracked down in the snow of a wilderness area confessed to killing and dismembering his wife, and described the “horrific” details surrounding her death, a sheriff said Monday.
“He gave a very lengthy confession, laying out exactly what took place,” Macomb County Sheriff Mark Hackel said at a news conference.
Hackel said the couple’s young children were home at the time of the killing.
Stephen Grant, arrested Sunday in northern Michigan, was released Monday afternoon from Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, where he was treated for hypothermia. He was handcuffed in a wheelchair as he was taken out for the drive to Macomb County Jail in Mount Clemens, outside Detroit.
Grant had been cooperating with investigators and telling them in detail how Tara Lynn Grant was killed and dismembered and where her remains were dumped, Hackel said.
Tara Grant was last seen alive Feb. 9, and her husband reported her missing five days later. Her torso was finally discovered on Friday in the garage of the couple’s home in Washington Township, 30 miles north of Detroit, and other body parts turned up in a nearby park.
An autopsy indicated that Tara Grant died of strangling.