Westland Man Charged with Open Murder in Connection with Woman Found in Hines Park

WESTLAND, MI – Anthony Kesteloot, 25-years-old, has been charged with open murder in connection with the death of Olivia Rossi, 23-years-old, both of Westland. Kesteloot and Ms. Rossi were acquainted with each other.Anthony Kesteloot

On August 18th, 2019, at 10:00 p.m., Anthony Kesteloot contacted Olivia Rossi, went to her house and picked her up in his truck. They eventually went back to the his house in the 29150 block of Manchester in Westland. It is alleged that Oliva Rossi died at Kesteloot’s home and that he took her lifeless body and disposed of it in a creek at Hines Park.

Her body was recovered by Westland police officers in Hines Park on August 23rd, 2019. The investigation by Westland Police led to the identification and arrest of Anthony Kesteloot. Further facts and evidence in the case will be placed on the record in court.

On August 26, 2019, Anthony Kesteloot was charged with Disinterment of a Dead Body, Obstruction of Justice, Removing a Dead Body, Failure to Report a Dead Body and Tampering with Evidence in a Criminal Case. He received a $100,000 cash/surety bond and is housed in the Wayne County Jail.

Yesterday, the original case was dismissed and has been re-issued adding the charge of Open Murder. Kesteloot has also been charged with Disinterment of a Dead Body, Obstruction of Justice, Removing a Dead Body, Failure to Report a Dead Body and Tampering with Evidence in a Criminal Case. He was arraigned by video this morning before 18th District Court Judge Sandra Cicirelli. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for January 23, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for January 30, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Sandra Cicirelli in 18th District Court in Westland.

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