Benton Harbor officials investigate disturbance, 27-year-old found dead

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- Police investigated the sound of a woman screaming while patrolling the area of 384 Marshall Street on Sunday, according to the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety.

When officers located the source of the screaming, they found 27-year-old Benton Harbor resident Denell Newson dead inside of a vehicle.

According to police, the source of the screaming was a family member who had discovered Newson's body inside of the vehicle.

Officials say that a dark colored Dodge Charger was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed, although there are no suspects at this time.

An autopsy is scheduled to take place on Monday at WMED in Kalamazoo to determine the cause of death, according to the department.

Officers were assisted by the Michigan State Police Major Crimes Unit in the investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the tip line at (269)-927-0293 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP.

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