Murder charges against 2 brothers in cold case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WHITE CLOUD, Mich.--- Two brothers have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a young western Michigan woman who disappeared in 1989.

The body of 18-year-old Shannon Siders was discovered by a hunter in the Manistee National Forest three months after her disappearance. Forty-four-year-old Matthew Jones of Grant and 42-year-old Paul Jones of Newaygo were arrested Tuesday and charged in Newaygo County.

It's wasn't immediately known if they have lawyers.

Attorney General Bill Schuette is promising to "secure justice" for the Siders family. The case was given more attention by state and local investigators starting in 2011.

A statement from Schuette's office doesn't say why police finally settled on the Jones brothers. Siders lived in Newaygo, 35 miles north of Grand Rapids.


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