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Two men arrested for 1997 killing in Lenawee County

In November 1997, police were called to Blissfield Township cornfield where they found an unclothed male missing his head and hands.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Two men, including one from Toledo, were arrested Tuesday and charged with killing a man in Michigan more than 25 years ago.

Michael Sepulveda, 49, of Toledo, and Richardo Sepulveda, 51, of Cincinnati, are facing numerous felony charges, including first degree murder, assault with intent to maim and tampering with evidence. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced the arrests Tuesday.

"Michigan State Police worked with multiple local and federal law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to gather evidence and establish a timeline of events,” Nessel said. “I am grateful for their persistence in pursuing this case.  All crime victims deserve justice regardless of how long it takes to receive it."

On Nov. 19, 1997, police were called to Blissfield Township in Lenawee County after human remains were discovered in a cornfield. Officers found an unclothed male missing his head and both hands.

Saw marks were observed on the body. To date, the body has still not been identified.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Michigan State Police at 313-407-9379.

Michael waived an extradition hearing and Richardo is due in court Wednesday morning.

Credit: Lucas County


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