By The Spokesman-Review
A man was found wrapped up in a tarp and dead on Wednesday in the front yard of a Deer Park woman’s house, the Spokesman-Review reports. The resident of the house, 60-year old Gloria Redmann, was arrested in connection of the deceased man’s death, after giving conflicting reports to police.
Michael Ahlstrom, 54, was found dead Wednesday at Redmann’s residence. An autospy revealed that the man had been shot in the upper chest and had been dead for several days, the Spokesman-Review said. Ahlstrom was reported missing on Nov. 20 by his ex-wife.
The ex-wife, knowing Ahlstrom was living with Redmann, called Redmann – who said that Ahlstrom went to Sandpoint looking for work. On Wednesday, Redmann went to a local bowling alley and asked a few men to help her move some things from her residence. The men moved a large engine hoist from her driveway to a truck parked in front of her house, they then noticed a pair of shoes sticking out from underneath the tarp.
The men left the residence and called police. Police questioned Redmann, who gave conflicting stories – saying Ahlstrom was her ex-boyfriend and he was causing problems so she had called a friend who said they would take care of things, the Spokesman said, referencing court documents. She also told detectives she didn’t know about the body found in the driveway. Her story changed later, when she said Ahlstrom came to the house but she wouldn’t let him in. She looked out the window later and saw him dead in the driveway.
Redmann said she then rented a large engine hoist to life his body out of the driveway to better park her truck but she wasn’t able to get it to work. After the men from the bowling alley left, she tried to drag the body to a nearby shed.
Redmann’s elderly mother lives in the house as well and she told investigators that she didn’t get Thanksgiving dinner because of Redmann and Ahlstrom. Alhstrom’s son also told police that Redmann is a “black out drunk” and has been violent on at least one occasion.
Redmann is now being held in jail on second-degree murder charges with bond set at $100,000