MSP: Radio host shot to death at Berrien County home

Fundraising begins for three children at home during shooting

The bodies of Denise Bohn-Stewart and her husband Eric Stewart were found inside their home April 19, 2016. (Tricia Harte/WNDU)

ROYALTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – A popular radio show host found dead in her Berrien County home had been shot multiple times.

That’s according to the autopsy results released Wednesday afternoon by the Michigan State Police.

Officers believe Eric Stewart shot Denise Bohn-Stewart several times in the upper torso before he turned the gun on himself.

The medical examiner deemed Eric Stewart’s death a suicide. It’s unclear what sparked the crime.

The couple’s three children were the ones to call police about the shooting. When officers arrived at the family’s Royalton Township home, they found the children at the front door and took them to safety. Investigators say the children – ages 8, 9 and 10 – were not hurt.

A GoFundMe page to support the couple’s three children has raised more than $5,000.

According to WSBT, Bohn-Stewart worked at their station for several years as a reporter before becoming a host on Denise & Jonny in the Morning on 98.3 The Coast.

She was also a breast cancer survivor and development director for Susan G. Komen Michigan, according to the organization’s website.


Stewart Children Support Fund 

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