John Douglas White, 55, 3303 S. Coldwater Road, was arraigned in Isabella County District Court Thursday afternoon and charged with open murder and first degree pre-meditated murder of Rebekah Jane Gay.
The murder occurred in Gay’s mobile home in Broomfield Valley Mobile Home Park.
Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said the sheriff’s department received a report about a missing person at noon on Wednesday. Mioduszewski said the murder happened Oct. 31 between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.
A preliminary examination is scheduled for Nov. 8 at 8:15 a.m. Judge William R. Rush will hear the proceeding.
Gay was last seen at her home near M-20 near Coldwater Road around 6:50 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to a news release issued by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Office.
Her car was found parked behind “The Barn Door” at M-20 and Coldwater Road.
A news conference was held at 3 p.m. in room 320 of the Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main St.
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