Salem woman charged in Michigan with killing mom - KPTV - FOX 12

Salem woman charged in Michigan with killing mom

Posted: Updated:
Kelly Rhodes Kelly Rhodes

An Oregon woman accused of dumping the body of her 89-year-old mother behind a Michigan thrift store has been charged with murder.

New charges against Kelly Rhodes of Salem, Ore., were disclosed Wednesday when she appeared in court on a charge of moving the body of Mary Grenia. The body was covered with a blanket behind a Goodwill Industries store in Port Huron Township in March.

The 49-year-old Rhodes was charged with open murder and abuse of a vulnerable adult. Open murder means a jury can determine if it's first or second-degree murder.

The Port Huron Times Herald ( reports the new charges came after prosecutors received an autopsy report Tuesday. Prosecutor Mona Armstrong declined to comment.

A message seeking comment was left for Rhodes' attorney, Sharon Parrish.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
FOX 12
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation, Portland, OR . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.