Michigan radio show host killed by husband, police say

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Authorities say a southwestern Michigan morning radio show host and her husband have been found dead in a suspected murder-suicide.

Southwestern Michigan authorities say the bodies of a radio morning show host and her husband have been found in their home. (Photo: ABC57)

Michigan State Police released a statement saying the bodies of WSJM host Denise Bohn-Stewart and Eric Stewart were found in their home Tuesday. The release says investigators believe Stewart killed his wife before killing himself. Details weren't released.

Lt. Mike Dawson says the couple's three children were at the Royalton Township home, and one called 911. Dawson says the children - ages 10, 9 and 8 - weren't injured and were taken to a safe location.

Autopsies are scheduled Wednesday.

St. Joseph-based WSJM posted a statement on its Facebook page that read, "We have lost a member of our family." The 45-year-old Bohn-Stewart previously worked at WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana.

Sen. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, released a statement on Bohn-Stewart's death: "I was devastated this morning to learn of the news of the passing of my friend, community leader and journalist Denise Bohn-Stewart. Denise was full of love for her family, friends and community. She was a cancer survivor, a passionate advocate for breast cancer research and always a professional. My prayers are with her family, and most especially, her three children."

Proos said he had worked with Bohn-Stewart for many years both in her capacity as a broadcaster and as a promoter of breast cancer awareness legislation.

WLS-TV contributed to this report.