Police find body believed to be slaying suspect

Published 7:35 am Friday, July 9, 2010

BESSEMER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — State police say they’ve found the body of a man they’d been seeking for days as a suspect in the jealousy killing of two men in the western Upper Peninsula.

Remains believed to be those of 54-year-old Steven J. Dianich of Gogebic County were found Thursday afternoon in a heavily wooded area of Bessemer Township. State police say they’re awaiting a positive identification.

They say he had a single gunshot to the head, and they found the weapon.

Police say 46-year-old Scott Udd and 52-year-old Jon Lund were drinking at Udd’s house Saturday in Bessemer Township, about 10 miles north of the Wisconsin state line.

Dianich’s girlfriend had joined the men and then left. Police say Dianich later arrived and shot both men.