Gruesome Discovery On Franklin Street May Be Missing Kzoo Woman
A neighbor investigating a foul smell made a gruesome discovery Sunday when she stumbled onto a mutilated body.
I can't even imagine the horror that Yashieka Christian faced Sunday when she discovered the body in the basement of the apartment house she shared with Jared Chance. Chance lived down the hall from Christian.
Chance, 29, has been arrested and charged with the mutilation of a body. More charges may follow as Grand Rapids Police investigate the crime which occurred on Franklin Street east of Dolbee on the city's Southeast side.
Christian told WWMT News that she grabbed her boyfriend Sunday afternoon after returning home and noticing a foul odor in the apartment house.
That's when they found the body in the basement, wrapped in a tarp. “I didn't know what it was at first. It was something wrapped up. It was a big piece of tarp on the steps.”
While Grand Rapids Police have yet to identify the victim, Christian has indicated that it may be missing Kalamazoo woman Ashley Young.
Christian revealed to WWMT that Young's family came to the address looking for her Friday afternoon. Young had last been seen Thursday night at a Grand Rapids bar with Chance. Young's car was reported to have been in the apartment house's driveway.
"Remains of a female were discovered, however, they do not allow us to identify the victim with traditional methods, so this investigation will be unique and add extra time to the investigative process,'' Grand Rapids police said in a news release.
The release went on to say, "Due to the sensitive nature of the case, the department asks for the community’s patience and understanding."
Chance will be arraigned today in Kent County Court.