Saginaw County burglary investigation turns into homicide case

Update: April 26th, 6:40 p.m.

Prosecutors say Mark Abraitis is a three-time felon who's already served prison time for home invasion and arson. He'll be back in court for a conference May 5th. His preliminary exam is May 10.

Update: April 26th, 5:00 p.m.

Mark Abraitis, 24, has been arraigned in Saginaw County District Court in connection to the homicide and theft. NBC25's Dan Armstrong was at the court, and will have full details on NBC25 News at 6:00 p.m.

Update: April 26th, 4:30 p.m.

The victim has been identified as Francine Conversa Redburn. Police say Redburn was fatally shot Monday. The suspect is expected to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.

Chesaning Twp. -- Saginaw County Sheriff deputies arrest a man they believe could be responsible for killing a woman and burglarizing several Saginaw County buildings.

Saginaw Co. Sheriff William Federspiel says, "We're looking at him for multiple crimes, but right now our main focus is the homicide."

Law enforcement had been looking for the person who burglarized Jerry's Gunsmithing and Powder Shop at 13500 Amman Road in Chesaning Twp.

The owner, Jerry Richmond says he does not know why someone would want to break into his business. "If somebody wants something, it isn't a problem. I'd help them out."

Through further investigation, law enforcement found out about a potential missing person who could have been in danger. They later discovered a body in Swan Creek Township Monday night.

The sheriff and prosecutor have scheduled a press conference for 4:00pm Tuesday to give the media more details.