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Strange Smell Led To Discovery Of Woman's Dismembered Body In Michigan Apartment Building

Grand Rapids resident Jared Chance was with a female acquaintance, who has since been reported missing, days before the grisly discovery, police said. 

By Gina Tron

A Michigan tenant’s complaint about a foul smell coming from their apartment building led to the gruesome discovery of a dismembered woman's body parts all over the residence.

While investigating the odor in the basement of the Grand Rapids building, that tenant discovered either a bag or tarp covered in blood. It ended up containing a woman's torso, the Detroit Free Press reports.

"Officers arrived at the scene and were able to slightly open up the bag and see that inside of it was a human body,'' Grand Rapids Police detective Erika Fannon testified on Tuesday in court, according to the paper.

Police then searched the rest of the home, including the upstairs area where suspect Jared Chance lives. There police say they found blood and other body parts.

"It was learned through our investigation that (Chance) was with a female acquaintance two days prior and that that female acquaintance was since reported as a missing person and she has not to this date been located,'' Fannon testified.

The victim has not yet been identified, but during a press conference on Wednesday, Grand Rapids Police Sgt. Dan Adams mentioned that police have been in touch with the family of Ashley Regina-Marie Young, a missing 32-year-old, MLive reports. She was last seen on Nov. 29.

Chance has been charged with mutilating a dead body and concealing a death. He has not charged in the woman's death at this time. His bail has been set at $750,000.

In 2011, Chance was convicted of resisting and obstructing police. In 2016, he was convicted of possessing a controlled substance.

[Photoo: Kent County Sheriff's Office]

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