Wayne County Man Questioned In Mother's Death

A Wayne County man says he found his elderly mother dead at the bottom of their cellar stairs, he panicked and dragged her into the woods where he buried her. 

Last month 50-year old Daniel Burkwit of Huron told that story to a neighbor, the neighbor then called the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.  Deputies found the body of 75-year old Marcia Burkwit in the nearby woods covered with leaves.

Police took Daniel into custody, but released him after questioning. He was, however, arrested the next day for Trespass and Harassment involving the neighbor.

The Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Marcia Burkwit died of a broken neck. 

The Times of Wayne County says police are still investigating whether the broken neck was consistent with a possible fall down the cellar steps.


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