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Suspect in Pickford murder case found dead

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Michigan State Police
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Jared Woodgate

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI— Police have located the suspect in a Pickford homicide investigation.

Michigan State Police say Jared Woodgate, 49, was found deceased near his residence in Sault Ste. Marie. He was wanted for questioning in the Sunday evening death of Melissa Beaudry, 42.

Troopers say the investigation is ongoing, and there is no threat to the public.

Officials say further details will be released at a later time.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.