A west Michigan teenager’s death has been ruled a homicide by Kent County officials, and a suspect has been identified.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says an autopsy found 18-year-old McKenna Hilton died of strangulation.
A charge of open murder has been issued for sixteen-year-old half-brother Savon Schmus.
Authorities say arraignment is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
Police allege Savon strangled McKenna last week inside an apartment they lived in with their father and McKenna’s mother.