PORT HURON, MI – Police have identified a suspect in the June homicide of a man found dead aboard a former US Navy ship docked in Port Huron.
Port Huron Police said on Tuesday (December 15th) that an arrest warrant had been issued for a 43-year-old man investigators believe killed William M. Orlow, 44.
Officers from the Port Huron Police Department responded at approximately 11:15 a.m. on June 23 to the USNSCS Grayfox, 60 Griswold St., concerning a deceased person.
Police found Orlov dead on the ship, although he was not identified until July 1.
The cause of Orlow’s death was not provided by the police.
They also did not say what led them to develop the 43-year-old as a suspect in the case.
The warrant charges the suspect, who is still at large and was known to be in the Detroit area for the last time, with open murder and dismemberment or exhumation of a corpse.
The suspect’s name is withheld until he is taken into police custody and brought to justice.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Port Huron Criminal Investigation Division at 810-984-9711 or the Port Huron Police Department Major Crime Unit at 810-984-5383.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 810-987-6688, sending the keyword “CAPTURE” and a message to 847411 or emailing porthuronpolice.org.