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Police Nighttime Search of Woodward Median Ends; No Word on What was Found

Police dig up Woodward media across from motel where man and woman in custody were know to have stayed.

Royal Oak police searched late into the night Wednesday with metal detectors and other equipment, presumably in the quest for evidence related to the Sunday in her Royal Oak home.

Police searched the Woodward Avenue median directly across from the  south of 12 Mile Road. The search ended late, and on Thursday there was no police tape or police, the only sign of digging being the torn-up median.

"The couple (taken into custody Tuesday) had been known to stay at several motels within the city of Royal Oak in the past couple of weeks," Royal Oak Police Lt. Thomas Goad said Wednesday.

Those two individuals have been identified by a Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman as Tonia Michelle Watson, 40, and Alan Craig Wood, 48, two parole absconders, according to a report in The Detroit News.

Watson and Wood by Royal Oak Police at a Meijer store in Canton, in conjunction with the Oakland County Fugitive Apprehension Team and  U.S. Marshals.

The Corrections spokesman, Russ Marlan, said the two are being held by Royal Oak Police, on parole violation charges, and that they are persons of interest in the killing of Dailey, the News reported.

On Wednesday evening, and Department of Public Service helped light the area as police, including Chief Corrigan O'Donohue, used metal detectors and digging tools in a grid pattern inside a taped off area of the median. 

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