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Published On: Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014

Missing Michigan woman, Theresa DeKeyzer, identifed as body found in 55-gallon drum

The body of a Michigan woman who had been missing for three months has been identified as the body found inside a concrete-filled 55-gallon plastic drum.

Warren police say the body of 22-year-old Theresa DeKeyzer was found Thursday night inside a 55-gallon barrel which was covered by cement. Police Commissioner Jere Green said two tips led them to Travel Trailer Storage in Plymouth Township.

Theresa DeKeyzer  photo/supplied by police

Theresa DeKeyzer photo/supplied by police

“Common sense tells you it is Theresa, but she hasn’t been identified yet. She’s at the morgue right now,” said Green at the initial press conference.

DeKeyzer has been missing since June 16 when her 37-year-old boyfriend Scott Wobbe, the last person to see her alive, said he dropped her off four blocks from her home. Police used x-ray equipment to determine what was in the drum and now report that DeKeyzer was identified by her tattoos, clothing and jewelry.

Storage facility manager Doris Temple told the Detroit Free Press that the discovery of the body was “kind of frightening.” Temple said a man had rented the storage facility nine days before DeKeyzer went missing.

“It was an enclosed trailer, it had no windows, no nothing, just the back opens, that’s it,” she added.

The day before she disappeared, there was a report of domestic assault against Wobbe after he punched DeKeyzer in the face, reports the Detroit News. Wobbe is currently in jail for violating probation in a Midland County assault and drug case. Police say he is the main suspect in the disappearance.

Since disappearing, DeKeyzer had not used her cellphone or accessed her bank account.

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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