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Death of Pregnant Michigan Woman Deemed Suspicious

  • Jennifer Webb, whose body was found early Wednesday in rural Michigan, is shown in this photo she posted on social networking sites and was included in her obituary.

    Jennifer Webb, whose body was found early Wednesday in rural Michigan, is shown in this photo she posted on social networking sites and was included in her obituary.

  • A pregnant woman was found dead in this rural area of Saginaw County, Michigan.

    A pregnant woman was found dead in this rural area of Saginaw County, Michigan.  (MyFoxDetroit.com)

The mysterious death in Michigan of a pregnant woman close to giving birth has sparked a police investigation into the death, which is being described as suspicious.

The woman, whom acquaintances have identified as 32-year-old Jennifer Webb, was expected to give birth next month, MyFoxDetroit.com reported. Police have yet to publicly identify her.

"She was excited she was going to have a baby," neighbor Steve Wobig told the TV station.

Her body was found early Wednesday in a rural area in Saginaw County's Buena Vista Township, near the police department's gun range.

Buena Vista Township police initially responded to a suicide report, but the Saginaw County prosecutor said it now is being looked at as a suspicious death, MyFoxDetroit.com reported.

Investigators from Michigan State Police were called in to take over the case, something that usually happens when a law enforcement officer is involved. The prosecutor said no arrests have been made and has refused to comment on possible suspects.

MyFoxDetroit.com cited unnamed sources who said a Buena Vista police officer had been sent home from work because of his possible connection with the victim.

Autopsy results are pending.

Webb's obituary in the Saginaw News says she enjoyed hunting and camping, as well as Michigan football.

"Jennifer was the type of person who, once you met her, you felt like yo knew her all your life," the obituary reads.

Click here for more on this suspicious death from MyFoxDetroit.com.