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Thu., 11:26am: UPDATE 3 Bludgeoned Howland woman, suspect identified

December 19, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

HOWLAND -- Laura Michael, 51, is the Howland woman found bludgeoned to death, township police said this morning.

Police have woman's brother, Bradley Milligan, 48, in custody. They said they expect to charge him with murder this afternoon. His arraignment is expected to be Monday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Police said Milligan lived with Michael off-and-on and had a history of domestic disputes.

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Police found Michael's body in her home at 8762 Howland Springs Road S.E. when they went to the house after a daughter in Columbus called about 4 p.m. Wednesday asking for officers to check on her mother. The daughter told police the family had not been able to reach her for two to three days.

Find complete coverage in Friday's Tribune Chronicle print edition.



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