EDENVILLE, Mich. -- Central Michigan authorities searching for a woman who disappeared on a date with a man she met online say a man killed himself as deputies arrived at his house, and the woman's body was found nearby.
Sheriff Jerry Nielsen says the body found Wednesday afternoon in Midland County's Edenville Township wasn't immediately identified as 45-year-old Leigh Swanson of Saginaw County's Saginaw Township. Nielsen says Swanson left for the date Nov. 16 and called her mother Nov. 18, saying she'd be home soon.
Nielsen says as deputies approached a house where Swanson made the call, they heard a gunshot. He says a man emerged and told them his son had shot himself.
The sheriff says authorities found a woman's body near the home, which is about 10 miles northwest of Midland.