Body mutilation charge filed in death investigation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man will be formally charged Wednesday in connection to the discovery of a woman's remains in Grand Rapids over the weekend.

Jared James Chance, 29, faces charges of mutilation of a dead body and concealing the death of an individual, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department.

The mutilation charge is a 10-year felony and the concealing death charge a 5-year felony. But since Chance is a fourth-time habitual offender, he could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.

Police said Tuesday they still haven't been able to identify the victim due to the condition of her remains.

On Monday, a source with knowledge of the investigation told 24 Hour News 8 the body had been dismembered.

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