An arrest has been made in a cold case from 1997.
The Mackinac County Sheriff's Office announced that a woman living in Wyoming has been arrested in connection with an investigation into an incident where the remains of an unidentified infant were found in a vault toilet at the Garnet Lake Campground in Hudson Township of Mackinac County.
The baby was named 'Baby Garnet' by local officials and, despite a lengthy investigation, the case went cold.
Investigators with the Mackinac County Sheriff's Office as well as the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post began reviewing the case in the summer of 2017 and the decision was made to use forensic genetic genealogy to look into the case further.
The further review helped investigators determine the birth mother of Baby Garnet. The mother was identified as a 58-year-old former Garnet area resident who was living in Wyoming.
On Tuesday, investigators traveled to Wyoming, where they confirmed that the woman was the mother of the baby. The confirmation, in addition to additional statements, led to an arrest and a charge of homicide-open murder.
The woman has been arrested and is awaiting extradition back to Michigan.