More than two years after she vanished, Michigan police have arrested someone in the murder of 52-year-old Dee Ann Warner.
The Michigan State Police First District announced the arrest Tuesday on X but said it would withhold the person’s name pending an arraignment, which is set for Wednesday.
Warner’s family reported her missing in April 2021. Police said Warner, a mother of five, had last been seen by a family friend on the evening of April 24 and then by her husband the next morning.
Dee Ann Warner. Rikkell Bock Three of Warner’s adult children reported her missing April 25, 2021.
Warner had a trucking company and a farming business. Gregg Hardy, Warner’s brother, told NBC’s “Dateline” last year that there was a business-related dispute among Dee, her husband and one or two of her employees before she disappeared. Police confirmed the argument.
Hardy said his brother-in-law Dale Warner told him that his wife left on April 25 with a travel bag, a phone, a curling iron and hair spray.
Hardy said his sister would never leave without her car or young daughter.
She shares a daughter with Dale Warner, whom she married in 2006 after a divorce from her first husband, with whom she had four children, now all adults.
Rudy Chinchilla is a breaking news editor for NBC News Digital.