COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI – An upscale, quiet suburban neighborhood outside Detroit became the scene of a gruesome crime on Monday. Investigators said a former Quicken Loans executive stabbed his wife to death inside their home, as the couple’s three children watched helplessly.
Dispatchers received a 911 call around 9:40 p.m. from the couple’s 10-year-old child. Authorities said the child reported a domestic assault then told dispatchers the father was grabbing a knife.
When deputies arrived minutes later, they found 36-year-old Noah Ravenscroft covered in blood. He met the deputies at the door and told them his wife was dead. After Noah opened the door for the deputies, they walked inside and found the body of his wife, 38-year-old Kristy Ravenscroft, in the living room.
Deputies found the couple’s children, unharmed, on the second floor. They also found the murder weapon, a kitchen knife.
The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said Noah Ravenscroft had self-inflicted wounds and was being treated at a local hospital.
According to the Detroit Free Press, he was released from the hospital on Wednesday, and then appeared before a judge where he was charged with his wife’s murder. He is being held without a bond. The judge also ordered Ravenscroft not to have any contact with his children or his wife’s family.
Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard told radio station WWJ that the couple’s 10-year-old saw Noah Ravenscroft on top of their mother, “and the mother told the child ‘run.’”
WXYZ reported on Ravenscroft’s arrangement and said it appears Ravenscroft was having personal troubles at home and work.