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19 year-old wanted for murder found in Alpena

ALPENA, MI. – Alpena is known as a quiet town, but not many of us consider it a sturdy hiding place. This changed when the police made a shocking discovery last Friday.

The APD found found Zechariah Utecht hiding at a residence in the 700 block of Long Lake Avenue.  Police were originally investigating a matter involving Utecht’s brother, James Utecht.  Both James and Zechariah are currently lodged at the Alpena County Jail.

Zechariah is awaiting extradition back to South Carolina, where he faces a homicide charge regarding a killing on March 13th.  The nature of the homicide charge has not yet been made public. South Carolina police say they were unaware that Utecht was in Alpena. The police were assisted by the Alpena Fire Department and the Alpena–Michigan State Police.