Body found in drum is of missing Warren woman Theresa DeKeyzer: police

Body found in drum is of missing Warren woman Theresa DeKeyzer: police

Police authorities have identified the body recently discovered inside a 55-gallon drum at a storage facility as that of a 22-year-old Theresa DeKeyzer, a Warren woman who was reported missing this summer.

Officials said that they identified DeKeyzer on the basis of her tattoos, clothing and jewelry as pictured in crime scene photographs from a domestic violence on the night of June 15.

The body was entombed in cement inside a 55-gallon drum that was bolted to the floor of a utility trailer at Travel Trailer Storage Facility located on Ann Arbor Road in Plymouth Township.

It took medical examiners more than four hours to free the body remnants from the drum as examiners didn't want to damage any potential evidence.

Melody Baetens, one of Dekeyzer's cousins, said the family was heartbroken but would recover. In wake of discovery of Dekeyzer's body, Beatens said, "My heart breaks for my cousins and my aunt. They have a lot of family support and they're going to get through it."

The storage facility where DeKeyzer's body was discovered was rented by an unidentified man just nine days after the young woman disappeared.

Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green said the discovery was linked to the suspect in the case - DeKeyzer's 37-year-old boyfriend Scott Wobbe, who is currently in jail on drug charges.

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