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UPDATE 4 P.M. MONDAY (WZZM) -- An Ionia man is facing a murder charge in the death of a Pierson Township woman.

Robert Michael Munsell, 29, appeared in Montcalm County District Court Monday. He was charged with one count of open murder. The magistrate denied bond to Munsell.

Detectives say Munsell is the man who killed Julie Danielson, 31, inside her Pierson Township home. They believe Munsell and Danielson were acquainted before the murder.

Munsell's next court appearance is set for 1 p.m. on November 27.

UPDATE 3P.M. SUNDAY- A 29-year-old Ionia man has been charged with one count of open murder in the death of a Pierson Township woman.

Montcalm County deputies say the suspect knew the victim, 31-year-old Julie Lynn Danielson.

Deputies are continuing their investigation.

PIERSON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM)-A person of interest is in custody in connection with a homicide at a Pierson Township home.

It happened in the 4000 block of Whitefish Woods Drive. Deputies were originally called to the home because of a disturbance. When they arrived, deputies discovered the body of a 31-year-old woman.

"She was very nice, waved hello, spoke nicely at Halloween and the times you had to see her. But she was more private," says neighbor Melissa Hopping. "It's not every day you think that you're going to wake up and have somebody killed across the street. It's a little too close to home for me."

Hopping says the victim had twin boys. It's not clear if they were in the home when she died.

The investigation is ongoing.

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