Investigation Continues in Bashara Homicide

Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety and the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office continue to investigate the January strangulation death of Jane Bashara, a well-known marketing executive who was active in the community.

The on has dwindled in the but the investigation continues, Public Safety Director David Hiller said. 

behind a vacant house near 7 Mile and Hoover early Jan. 25. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office ruled her death a homicide by strangulation Jan. 26 folllowing an autopsy. 

The and involved in a variety of efforts through . Her death came as a shock to the otherwise quiet, close-knit community where everyone knows each other. 

As various early on in the investigation and then began gaining more and more media attention, drawing some national outlets in the Pointes. 

With the exception of new developments, the next event in the case is a court hearing for --the man who had done some handyman work for Bob Bashara's investment properties and is charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Despite the conspiracy charge, which suggest a second person was involved in Jane Bashara's death, no other arrests have been made.

Hiller said detectives are continuing to work the case and to work with the Wayne County Prosecutors Office. Spokeswoman for the Prosecutors Office Maria Miller also confirmed that the investigation is on-going.

Gentz is due back in 36th District Court in downtown Detroit May 4, during which . It will be determined then whether he is competent to stand trial and if he is found competent, the next phase will be a preliminary exam.

Below is a timeline of events in Jane Bashara's death and the investigation that has followed:

Jan. 24--Bob Bashara reports Jane Bashara missing late at night

Jan. 25--Early in the day, , which is about seven miles from her Grosse Pointe Park home

That night, .

Jan. 26-- by strangulation by the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office following an autopsy

Jan. 28--Following a search at the Bashara home by investigators,

Jan. 30--The , some of which set up camp outside the Bashara house on Middlesex Road in Grosse Pointe Park

Jan. 31--, who were greeted with dozens of cameras stationed across the street filming the church.

Later that night, . He is there for three days being questioned. He was not arrested then and was then released.

Early February--the

Feb. 1-- for their support. It was Bob Bashara's first public comment since being identified as a "person of interest."

Feb. 3-- at his law office in downtown Detroit in an effort to answer questions from the media from whom he's received hundreds of calls in a matter of days. He says his client did not kill his wife.

Later in the day, and that investigators are trying to do a thorough job in the investigation.

Feb. 8--, spending several hours there are declining to make comment as they exit the house. Among the investigators are Grosse Pointe Park and Michigan State Police.

Feb. 9--

March 2-- in Macomb County when he arrives to make an appearance for a custody hearing

March 5--. His .

March 6--




Laura Hetzler April 11, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Thank you for the update!!


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