73-year-old MI woman admits beating teen granddaughter with hammer, dismembering body

73-year-old MI woman admits beating teen granddaughter with hammer, dismembering body

A detective says a 73-year-old Flint woman admits beating her teenage granddaughter to death with a hammer, then dismembering and scattering the remains 15 years ago.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged Lois Janish with an open count of murder in the death of 14-year-old Coral Hall. The girl disappeared in 1998 and her body has never been found.

Janish was arraigned Thursday in Flint District Court, and Judge Nathaniel Perry III ordered her jailed without bond.

Leyton spokesman John Potbury says the teen went missing after calling a friend asking for a place to stay and saying she’d been fighting with her grandmother.

MLive.com reports that Sgt. Greg Hosmer says Janish apologized for dumping her granddaughter’s body.

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.

Facebook Comments

Disqus Comments