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Update: Man Charged in Death of Woman Found near Dumpster

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Update: Man Charged in Death of Woman Found near Dumpster

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Jul 5, 2014 - UPDATED: Jul 8, 2014

People living at a Jackson apartment complex are looking to increase security after a woman was found dead next to the dumpster over the weekend.

The executive director of the Lansing Housing Commission held an emergency meeting Monday morning. She's helping the tenants create a neighborhood watch program, and hopes everyone gets involved.

34-year-old Akram Bilal was charged Monday with the open murder of 51-year-old Violet Mcelroy. Her body was found with multiple gunshot wounds next to a dumpster outside the apartment complex on Saturday morning.

Jackson Police are investigating what they believe is a homicide.

Police responded at 6:13 a.m. this morning to Reed Manor Apartments in Jackson, according to a press release from the department.

An unidentified female was found deceased by a dumpster.

A male suspect has been taken in custody. Their investigation continues.

That is all the information police can release at this time. Stay tuned to FOX 47 News and for updates.