A man from Michigan was arrested on Wednesday at a library in Ohio after his sister and her boyfriend’s bodies were found stuffed inside trash bags at their Clinton Township, Michigan home.
U.S. Marshals arrested Robert Marzejka Jr., 24, after a three-day manhunt ended with him in cuffs at a library in Cincinnati, Ohio, police say. He is now awaiting extradition back to Michigan where he will be charged with two counts of first-degree murder, according to police.
Danielle Marzejka, 18, and her boyfriend Seren Bryan, 19, were last seen alive on Thursday, Aug. 23 by Danielle and Robert’s Marzejka's father. He filed a missing persons report for his daughter on Saturday morning. Then, on Sunday, a sibling of both Danielle and Robert noticed a smell coming from a small storage shed located on the family's mobile home property, according to MLive, a publication based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He cut open one of several contractor-style trash bags and saw an arm. Police determined that the bodies of Danielle and Bryan were inside the trash bags.
Robert reportedly fled after the discovery, which kicked off the three-day manhunt. A 1999 white Ford van he fled in was found in Toledo, Ohio, police say.
According to MLive, he suffered mental illness in February 2015, and a petition was filed for forced hospitalization, though it was later dismissed or withdrawn. No motive for the murders has been released.
“The light and love you brought into my life along with so many others can’t be replaced. So much love for you, angel,” a friend wrote on Danielle’s Facebook.
“R.I.P YOU AND DANIELLE DIDN'T DESERVE TO HAVE YOUR LIVES TRAGICALLY TAKEN,” a friend wrote on Bryan’s Facebook page.