Double Murder in Rochester Hills


ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – A double murder is being reported in the Spring Hills Subdivision in Rochester Hills.  The bodies were discovered Monday afternoon.  murder chalk outline

A couple in their 80’s were found murdered inside a home on Maryknolls Road.




The couple have been identified as 85-year-old Gayle Baird Maurer and 87-year-old William Joseph Maurer.  They were found in the garage inside of a vehicle that belongs to their 53-year-old son.

One person is in custody in connection with the homicides.  That person is the couples 53-year-old son who lived in the home with them.  Reportedly the son has mental health problems.  Authorities had been called to the home previously for domestic violence issues.  The son is locked up in the Oakland County Jail.

The home is located off Walton Boulevard and S. Adams Road.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that the couple died of blunt force trauma.

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