ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man whose dismembered corpse was dumped in a canal off the Detroit River was shot six times, including twice in the head.
Chris Hall’s fiancée, Danielle Greenway, had been shot once — apparently through the mouth — before her head, hands and legs were sawed off and dumped in the waterway, assistant Wayne County medical examiner Jeffrey Jentzen testified Monday during the preliminary examination for Roger Bowling.
Bowling, 39, is charged in both slayings. He had been a staying as a guest in the couple’s Allen Park home, west of Detroit.
The 42-year-old Hall and 32-year-old Greenway last were seen July 14.
On the morning of July 17, someone spotted a torso in a canal leading from the Detroit River on the city’s east side. The U.S. Coast Guard came upon the second torso in the river while investigating the initial report. Both were beheaded.
Their hands were sawed off at the wrists, their torsos at the mid-thigh area, Jentzen testified Monday in Allen Park District Court. An angler later spotted legs and a saw submerged near a seawall along the riverbank and not far from the canal.
“The cuts were very straight, uniform and clean,” Jentzen said. “In my opinion, these would be consistent with some type of mechanical saw.”
Both died of gunshot wounds, Jentzen said. Greenway was shot once in or through the mouth. Hall, in addition to the gunshot wounds to the head, was shot once in his spine, twice in his left side and once in his left arm.
Police believe the couple was shot at home.
Greenway and Hall had allowed Bowling to move into their home a few weeks prior to their slayings.
Defense lawyer Mark L. Brown has said there were no eyewitness testimony links Bowling to the killings.
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