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Westland Man Charged in Connection with Woman Found in Hines Park

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Anthony Kesteloot, 25 (DOB: 10/30/1993), in connection with the death of Olivia Rossi, 23, both of Westland. The defendant and Ms. Rossi were acquainted with each other.

On August 18, 2019, at 10:00 p.m., the defendant contacted Ms. Rossi, came to her house and picked her up in his truck. They eventually went back to the defendant's house in the 29150 block of Manchester in Westland. It is alleged that Ms. Rossi died at the defendant'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 23, 2019. Investigation by the Westland Police led to the identification and arrest of the defendant. No further information will be given at this time because aspects of the investigation are ongoing.

Today, Defendant Kesteloot has 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 this morning in 18th District Court in Westland. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for September 5, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. before 18th District Court Judge Mark McConnell. The Preliminary Examination is scheduled for September 12, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Sandra Cicirelli in 18th District Court in Westland. The defendant received a $100,000 cash/surety bond.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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