Eaton County Mother, Son Arrested in Death of Elderly Woman


DELTA TOWNSHIP, MI – Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Detectives have arrested Robin Sanford, 53-years-old and her son, Tyler Sanford, 23-years-old, on an arrest warrant for Homicide/Involuntary Manslaughter and 1st Degree Vulnerable Adult Abuse, in connection with the 2014 death of Nancy Belen, 76-years-old, from Lansing. arrested

Belen was related to both defendants and lived with them for several years in a room at the Red Roof Inn, located in Delta Township.




Belen was discovered in her hotel room near death, with numerous medical issues that had gone untreated. Belen later died on January 18th, 2014 at Sparrow Hospital as a result of her injuries.

She was retired from Ingham Medical Hospital where she had been a billing specialist.

Both defendants are expected to be arraigned in Eaton County District Court on Thursday, February 26th.

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