Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Westland man facing charges in death of woman

The man who led police to the body of a missing 23-year-old Westland woman will face multiple charges in Third Circuit Court in downtown Detroit.
Anthony Kesteloot, 25, of Westland is charged with tampering with a dead body, obstruction of justice, failing to report the discovery of a dead body and tampering with evidence in a criminal case, all felonies, and a misdemeanor charge of removing a dead body without medical examiner's permission.

The charges are in connection to the death of Olivia Rossi who was reported missing by her family prompting an area-wide search by police. According to police reports, Kesteloot, who was acquainted with Rossi, led police to her partially submerged body in Hines Park on Aug. 23, five days after her family said she left her home with Kesteloot. Prosecutors claim that Kesteloot eventually drove Rossi to his residence in the 29000 block of Manchester Street in Westland.
During his court examination on the charges before Judge Sandra Cicirelli in the 18th District Court, Kesteloot waived his preliminary hearing. Prosecutors indicated that other charges could be forthcoming in the case when the cause and manner of death are determined by the Wayne County Medical Examiner.