Suspect in Warren Double Murder taken into Custody

WARREN, MI – Police throughout the Detroit metro area were looking for a suspect in a double homicide in Warren of a married couple on Friday September 1st, 2017.

Warren Mayor Jim Fouts stated that the suspect has been taken into custody.

Joseph Borowiak was located at a Buddy’s Pizza on Conant near Ryan and McNichols in Detroit. He ran to a vacant house near the pizzeria in an attempt to hide after a tip came into police.

Joseph Lawrence Borowiak is the main suspect in the deaths of Steven Collins, 67-years-old and his wife, Cindy Collins, 66-years-old, in their home on Panama Street in Warren. The couple was found shot to death at about 2:45PM when police were asked to do a welfare check on the two.

Borowiak’s Facebook profile shows that he is from Detroit. He is also the nephew to the murdered couple. It is believed that he has mental health issues and was possibly using drugs.

Joseph has had a very odd past with law enforcement for previous crimes that he has committed. Under the heading of Dumb Crime: Masterminds Need Not Apply for an edition of the Huffington Post on December 6th, 2015, the suspect was profiled.

The paragraph about him stated “Police in Michigan say a man claimed he was royalty before trying to steal a pack of Marlboros from a 7-Eleven. Joseph Lawrence Borowiak is charged with strong-arm robbery and resisting arrest after allegedly wrestling a store clerk over a pack of cigarettes. Borowiak reportedly stated, “The king doesn’t pay for cigarettes.”

Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Joseph Borowiak, 37-years-old, was previously convicted of:

  • Police Officer – Assault/Resist/Obstruct
  • Asslt w/Intent to Rob & Steal Unarmed

He took a plea deal on the two charges in 2012. He was also convicted in 2009 for Controlled Substance-Possess Narcotic/Cocaine < 25 Grams. Borowiak was released from prison in January of 2017.

Joseph Borowiak remained on the loose until he was arrested at about 9:00PM Friday evening.