Detectives from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Highland Township Substation and the department’s Special Investigations Unit are investigating a murder that took place in Highland Township on Friday, May 27.
Around 2:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a home in the 2400 block of Burwood Court in response to an emergency call. The victim, 51-year-old Ruth Anne Pyne, was found dead on the floor of the home’s garage with a large amount of blood surrounding her.
She was discovered by her 10-year-old daughter, who had just been picked up by her father at school.
According to the preliminary investigation, Pyne suffered severe trauma to her head and neck. An autopsy conducted at the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a homicide.
There was no evidence found of forced entry or robbery.