Stephen Lee Freeman faces numerous other crimes

Stephen Freeman appears in a booking photo

Stephen Freeman appears in a booking photo. (Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office)

A Michigan man who was arrested last year as a teenager with the body of a 62-year-old woman in the back of the pickup truck he was driving was recently charged with murder and sexual assault, authorities said.

Stephen Lee Freeman, 20, was initially charged with concealing the death of a person and receiving and concealing a stolen motor vehicle. He was also accused of aggravated murder in one case. He is also charged with first-degree murder, criminal sexual conduct and home invasion, according to a report Press release issued by the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office.

The crimes involve the death of Gabrielle Seitz, who was killed on October 27, 2022. After a minor traffic accident that same day in Roseville, Michigan, the person driving the blue pickup truck fled the scene, according to law enforcement. About 30 minutes after the accident, Seitz’s body was found in the back of the truck.

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