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Body found outside Lansing apartment fire identified, two in custody

Police and Fire investigators have found evidence indicating the death was the result of a homicide.
(WILX/Jordan Bridleman)
Published: May. 5, 2021 at 5:13 AM EDT|Updated: May. 5, 2021 at 7:51 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A body was found early Wednesday morning at a fire at an apartment building on Woodbridge Drive, near Waverly and Jolly roads.

Just before 4 a.m., Lansing Police and Lansing Fire were dispatched to a townhome in the 4100 block of Woodbridge Dr in Eaton County on reports of a fire.

Lansing Police and Fire located a person outside of the residence who was badly burned. Medical aid was rendered but the victim did not survive. They have been identified as Corey Gregory Dalton, a 28-year-old man from Lansing.

The fire department was able to extinguish the fire inside the residence without it spreading to other units. Neighbors in the area said they heard shots fired across the street from the fire around the same time.

Jaisha Martin said her home was hit by four bullets and her family was almost struck.

She said, “Its like right next to my head. I just moved my kids out of my bed about an hour before and they were laying in front of the tv. So if I didn’t move anybody we probably would’ve gotten hit.”

Martin and other neighbors said they weren’t aware of the fire, but heard multiple gunshots between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m.

Then Thursday, the Lansing Police Department and Lansing Fire Department investigators announced they had discovered evidence that indicated the death of the man the result of a homicide. This followed an autopsy to determine Dalton’s cause of death.

Now, police have identified two females they are describing as persons of interest in the events of Wednesday morning. A 27-year-old and a 29-year-old woman from Lansing.

As this is an active investigation, information is subject to change as the case evolves. Anyone with information in regards to this homicide investigation is asked to call Police. Lansing Police Department 517-483-4600, Detective Sergeant Beth Frazier 517-483-4659, Crime Stoppers 517-483-7867 or send a message to the Lansing Police Facebook page.

A badly burned body was found by Lansing Police and Fire departments after an apartment caught...
A badly burned body was found by Lansing Police and Fire departments after an apartment caught fire early Wednesday morning.(WILX/Jordan Bridleman)

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