NOVI, Mich. (AP) -- A Livingston County man is accused of killing a Wixom woman who was found strangled and buried in a 4-foot grave in northern Lower Michigan.
Forty-nine-year-old Joseph Damian Susalla of Genoa Township is to be arraigned Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder.
The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports Susalla is accused of killing 50-year-old Kelly Marie Durberg.
Police say the Wixom woman was found Friday naked and wrapped in plastic in a shallow grave in Crawford County's Beaver Creek Township, about 45 miles east of Traverse City.
Investigators say Susalla and Durberg were dating but had a history of disputes.
Susalla was being held, and a defense attorney wasn't on record with district court in Novi ahead of his arraignment.
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