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Human remains found, arrest made

Sean James McInnis

MARQUETTE — Sean James McInnis was arraigned in Chippewa County Thursday after human remains were found while authorities conducted a search warrant at a Kincheloe Township property.

After a lengthy investigation, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at McInnis’ home along Erin Place on Wednesday, a press release from the sheriff’s office states.

Detectives and deputies were assisted by personnel from the Michigan State Police Special Investigations Unit Human Remains Analyst and a doctor from the Northern Michigan University Forensic Anthropology Unit in conducting the search for human remains as well as additional items of interest. The sheriff’s office confirmed that the remains were located and secured for further investigation by the medical examiner’s office.

The discovery led to the arrest of 41-year-old McInnis, who was arraigned in Chippewa County 91st District Court on charges of torture, assault of a pregnant individual causing still birth, two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one of second-degree count criminal sexual conduct, three counts of first-degree child abuse and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon.

McInnis is currently being held without bond at the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation continues.

Trinity Carey can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. Her email address is tcarey@miningjournal.net.