Man Charged With Voluntary Homicide After Woman’s Body Was Found In Big Rapids

Big Rapids City Police say Daykota Handrich was arrested for open murder after a woman’s body was found along the White Pine Trail near Colburn Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Friday, June 3.

“The body was found along the trail in a wooded area set back from the trail quite a ways,” said Officer Sell.

The area has been a hang out space for the local homeless population for the past few months said Officer Sell.

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Big Rapids Police identify the victim as 36-year-old Ashley Godfrey of Big Rapids.

Police say the two were acquaintances and there is no threat to the public

Handrich is being held without bond on a charge of voluntary homicide.