his view of Detroit's riverfront at Belle Isle was photographed on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.(Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press)
DETROIT (USA TODAY) -- The frozen body of a woman was found Wednesday night on Detroit's west side.
woman, Kimberly Pettus, 54, was found in the driveway of a vacant home,
Mary Mazur, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County Medical Examiner's
Office, said Thursday. Pettus had been missing since Sunday.
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The medical examiner's office has scheduled an autopsy for Friday but may have to wait until her body thaws, Mazur said.
The woman's cause of death is unknown, according to the office.
Davis, 35, of Detroit, said between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Sunday, he saw a
woman walking on Rutherford, which is one street over from Prevost where
Pettus was found. He said he later realized after seeing a picture of
Pettus in media reports that it was her.
"She fell in the snow, I helped her up," Davis said. "She asked me what street she was on. I told her and she walked off."
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