Receive alerts from your local agencies
...or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts

Full Notification

Bay City Police Dept.
Thursday March 24th, 2011 :: 12:29 p.m. EDT

Community

MAN CHARGED FOR THE 2009 MURDER OF DEBRA KAY KUKLA

On June 22nd, 2009 at 2:17 a.m., Bay City Police Officers responded to 700 block of N. Dean St. on the city’s west side, for the report of a woman down. Officers located the body of Debra Kukla, who was deceased before officers arrived. Officers, upon discovering the body, requested detectives respond to further investigate. During the initial stages of the investigation the Michigan State Police Crime Lab also responded to assist with processing the crime scene. A lengthy investigation then followed.

On March 23rd, 2011, Bay County Prosecutor’s Office authorized Open Murder charges for a 38 year old and former Bay City resident, following a review of recently obtained information from detectives in this case. The suspect has been in custody and will be transferred to the Bay County Jail and arraigned before District Court Judge Timothy J. Kelly sometime after 3:00 p.m. today.

Any person having additional information regarding this incident is asked to call the Bay City Police Support Operations Division at (989)894-0161 or CRIME STOPPERS at 1(800)422-JAIL.

Joseph A. Lanava, Lieutenant
Support Operations Division
Bay City Police Department

Address/Location
Bay City Police Dept.
501 3rd St
Bay City, MI 48708

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 989-892-8571

Lt. Lanava
Support Operations Division
jlanava@baycitymi.org
989-895-0936

Navigate & Discover