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Ferdinand Woman Seeking Answers In Husband's Murder
Updated November 13, 2014 7:57 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(DUBOIS CO.) - A Ferdinand woman is wanting answers after her husband was shot and killed in Detroit, so she'll have something to tell their unborn child. The baby is due November 28.

In June, Ashley Boeglin's life was forever changed. Her husband Mike was brutally murdered while working as a truck driver.

Right now, Mike's murder case is at a standstill, giving her no closure and no answers.

Mike's body was found in the burned shell of his semi on Detroit's west side. Mike, who was a driver for Mawson & Mawson Inc., Langhorne, Pa., was delivering aluminum coils from Aleris Rolled Products, based in Lewisport, Ky., to a ThyssenKrupp steel plant in Detroit.

Officials discovered his body after Detroit firefighters responded to call of a semi on fire. Police were called when firefighters discovered Mike's badly burned body in the cab of the Freightliner.

Police found five spent shell casings at the scene near Junction and McGraw streets on Detroit's west side. The abandoned sports complex where Boeglin parked is near the ThyssenKrupp plant waiting to pick up a load at a nearby steel plant.

An autopsy was conducted and Boeglin was identified through dental records. He died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say circumstances surrounding the murder are unknown. Robbery is a possible reason with the fire set to cover the crime.

Detroit media reported Boeglin was the fourth man who had been shot and set on fire in the past 30 days in Detroit.

Ashley says she and Mike already had names picked out, although it wasn't until after his passing that she decided on middle names. The birth of the couple's first child will not be the same without her husband by her side.

"If we did have a boy, we would call him Parker Michael Anthony and if we had a girl, I would call them McKenzie Aubrey," Boeglin says.

Ashley also says that a senator is pushing to create a new law that would be called Mike's Law. It would give truck drivers the right to carry weapons while working, which is something she believes could stop what happened to Mike from happening to someone else.

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