Charges Filed in Murder of 69-year-old Holt Man

BY TODD HEYWOOD

INGHAM COUNTY -Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wrigglesworth announced that charges have been filed against Thomas Wayne Densmore Jr. of Holt in the murder of David Fluke, 69. The 39-year-old suspect was arraigned on an open murder charge in 55th District Court in Mason Tuesday afternoon. Densmore is being held without bond at the Ingham County Jail.

"This has been going on for four months now. Several of our detectives have lived, breathed and eaten this case. We're very happy to have the suspect in custody," said Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth.

Fluke's body was found in his apartment in Holt in October. Investigators ran into in their search for suspects and motive. In November, they turned to the press, including Between The Lines, seeking information on a person or persons thought to be suspects.

At the time, authorities said they were seeking an individual who may present as either masculine or feminine. They've released a composite sketch of the suspect, whom they describe as being white, in their 20s and between five foot eight inches and six foot tall. Officials said when the suspect presents as masculine, the suspect has short blond hair. When presenting as feminine, the suspect wears a blond, shoulder length wig. They said the suspect drives a black Pontiac car.

Investigators turned to the LGBT community because they had information Fluke was in contact with the community.

"The investigation has revealed that Mr. Fluke had contact with the LGBT community and homeless/transient people in the Lansing area," a press release from the department reads. "Mr. Fluke used various social media outlets seeking male companionship."

Investigators are not releasing motive or details of the murder. Wriggelsworth said, "We do not have any other suspects in the death of Mr. Fluke at this time."

Densmore's next court date is Feb. 16 at 8:30 a.m. in front of Judge Allen for a pre-trial conference. The preliminary exam will be on Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. in front of Judge Allen.


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