- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DOYLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A 45-year-old Michigan man has been arrested in southern Illinois on murder charges in the slayings of a man and two women whose bodies were found in a burned-out vehicle in the Upper Peninsula.

Franklin County, Illinois, Sheriff Don Jones told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Kenneth D. Brunke waived his right to an extradition hearing and remains jailed without bond awaiting his return to Michigan.

The Manistique resident was arrested Sunday in West Frankfort, Illinois. It’s about 280 miles south-southwest of Chicago and about 570 miles from the site of the killings.

The bodies of 42-year-old Jody Hutchinson, 31-year-old Carrie Nelson and 25-year-old Heather Aldrich were found April 17. They were in a vehicle on a gravel road in Schoolcraft County’s Doyle Township, 70 miles southeast of Marquette.

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