Thursday, October 12, 2023

Roommate sought in stabbing death

Inkster police are searching for Yanko Romero, 40, who is considered a person of interest in the death of a 34-year-old Inkster resident.

Officers were dispatched to a home in the 1400 block of Meadow Lane in Inkster at about 9:45 p.m. Oct. 4 in response to a request for a welfare check by family members who had not been able to reach the resident for several days. When officers arrived at the home they discovered the resident deceased in the garage, apparently the victim of a stabbing, according to police reports. 

Romero reportedly lived in the home with the deceased. He spoke with police Sept. 23 after being transported to a nearby hospital suffering from an undisclosed medical condition. Police suspect the stabbing death may have happened that day. Romero was discharged from the hospital Sept. 26 and may have left for Fort Meyers, Florida area where it is believed he has a residence.

Police said Romero is 6-feet, 4-inches tall and weighs about 180-200 pounds and has long, dark hair. Anyone with information is asked to call the Inkster Police Department at 313-563-9850 or Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak Up.