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Michigan landlord accused of killing couple, hiding bodies

Michigan landlord accused of killing couple, hiding bodies

via WXMI:

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WXMI) — A landlord charged with murdering two of his tenants appeared in court Monday.


On Oct. 14, Battle Creek Police announced a search for a missing couple in the city, identified as Joseph Soule, 34, and Jaclyn Lepird, 31, who were both last seen on October 7.


On Oct. 15 Battle Creek Police announced the couple’s landlord confessed to murdering the pair and hiding their bodies. Watch the WXMI-TV news conference here.

Police said they received a tip that Chad Allan Reed, 53, had confessed to killing the couple. WXMI reports Reed then went to the Battle Creek Police Department and turned himself in.


Police said Reed claims there was an altercation between him and the couple at their residence at 203 Post Ave. on October 7.
Reed told police Joseph Soule, 34, pulled a knife on him, and he shot him in self-defense. Reed said after the shot, Jaclyn Lepird, 31, tried to run out of the house. He said he shot her too, then beat and strangled her in the back yard.

“He did also tell us that he ended up wrapping them in plastic and put them in the back of his pickup truck. Sounds like they were actually left there at 203 Post Avenue for maybe a few days. Then as family members and friends started coming over and checking on them or looking for them, he decided that he needed to move the bodies, and he ended up moving his truck, that still had…

Michigan landlord accused of killing couple, hiding bodies

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WXMI) — A landlord charged with murdering two of his tenants appeared in court Monday. On Oct. 14, Battle Creek Police announced a search for a missing couple in the city, identified as Joseph Soule, 34, and Jaclyn Lepird, 31, who were both last seen on October 7.



Michigan landlord accused of killing couple, hiding bodies

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