Burton police: Person in custody after deadly stabbing on Schafer Drive

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BURTON (WJRT) - (4/23/19) - Burton police say they have a person in custody in connection to a deadly stabbing last week.

They say the victim, 51-years-old Timothy Messenger, was found dead last Wednesday inside his home on Schafer Drive on Burton's north side. Investigators say he likely knew his attacker.

On Monday, Burton police arrested at 21-year-old Pontiac man with help from Michigan State Police and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. He was taken to the Genesee County Jail to await formal charges.

Burton investigators plan to present the case to the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office this week, which will decide what charges to file.

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