“Detective tells judge grandmother admitted killing missing Flint girl Coral Hall”
“…the girl’s grandmother said she killed the girl with a hammer then dismembered her body before scattering her remains.
Lois Arlene Janish, 73, was arraigned Thursday, Aug. 1, in Flint District Court on a single charge of open murder after authorities say she killed Coral P. Hall in 1998.
Prosecutors and law enforcement officials have stayed mum on why they suspect Janish is responsible for Hall’s disappearance…
…Janish raised her granddaughter after a Genesee County Probate judge found Hall’s mother, Sharon A. Jones, unable to care for her daughter. Jones died of a drug overdose on Dec 23, 2006.
Hosmer told the judge that five protective services investigations were conducted into Janish’s treatment of Hall, including accusations of medical and physical neglect and substance abuse by Janish. Janish allegedly told authorities that she used crack cocaine, Hosmer said.
The detective also said sexual abuse allegations were made by Hall against the grandmother’s boyfriend…”