Who was Patrese Sayas? Nurse thought to have died of natural causes had bullet fragments in head
Patrese Sayas's husband Gregg McIntosh was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a parking garage at DMC in Detroit
SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN: A nurse was found dead in her Southfield home on Thursday, July 7, under mysterious circumstances. Investigators initially believed 63-year-old Patrese Sayas died of natural circumstances until an autopsy revealed that she had bullet fragments in her head. Now the case has become more intriguing after it was learned that hours later, Sayas' husband, Gregg McIntosh, was found dead in a parking garage at DMC in Detroit. It was determined that he had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A possible connection between the two deaths is now being investigated by authorities.
Sayas' daughter, Rochelle Davis, told FOX 2 that on Thursday, she began to worry after she was unable to get in touch with her mother. So Rochelle called DMC, where Sayas worked as a nurse, but the person on the other end said, "Well Patrese has been a no call, a no show for the past 3 days that’s so unlike her and the 30 some years she’s been working that has never happened." McIntosh was Rochelle's step-father.
Rochelle rushed to Sayas' Southfield home and knocked on the door, only to receive no answer from the nurse. "I didn’t see the cat running around, her car was gone." Rochelle said. She called the police, who came to the house on Avon Lane. However, the police said they did not think it was necessary to force their way inside, and left. “I knew something was wrong,” says Rochelle after Southfield police declined to do a welfare check.
"I found a window was half way open that wasn’t all the way locked, and my friend came to help me, and we got in, I climbed in the window," Rochelle said. "I just saw her laying in the bed with her arm dangling to the floor." Investigators came back to the house and said it looked as though Sayas had died of natural causes. "I told them no way," Rochelle refused to believe this since she was sure her mom had no major health issues. “I told them he killed her,” she said. And, the next day, the Oakland County Medical examiner determined there were indeed bullet fragments in Sayas' skull indicating that there may have been some foul play in Sayas' death.
"It just really hurts, and I'm her only child, and we don’t have any family here anymore they’ve all moved away over the years, and I'm just here by myself with my boys just trying to do the right thing," Rochelle said.
Who was Patrese Sayas?
Sayas was a longtime nurse at DMC. She had been working for as long as 35 years. Rochelle said her mother loved her grandkids and gardening. "I call her the crazy cat lady gardener because she rescues all the cats in our backyard; all her coworkers have one, one I have one and didn't even like cats," Rochelle said. "She attended everything my kids have done."
'He shot my mom in the head then stole her truck'
WXYZ Detroit reported that Rochelle believes McIntosh killed her mother. Southfield police believe that it could be a case of murder-suicide that happened on July 4. Rochelle said she never saw her mother getting ambushed, but that McIntosh was aggressive towards her growing up. She knew he was capable to evil, the outlet said. "Right now I'm going through the anger wave, because I'm not surprised," she said. “To go and take her car and park it at her job... is it a last laugh?” asked Rochelle. She said the location of McIntosh’s body was intentional because Sayas was a nurse at DMC for 35 years.
In a social media post, Rochelle, named Sayas Cecilia on Facebook, wrote, "I appreciate everyone sharing the post about my mom and police wanting to question Gregg McIntosh He has been found He shot my mom in the head then stole her truck to drive to Detroit to kill himself by gunshot too I tell it exactly I’m not sugar coating shit People are evil". In another post, she posted a picture of a car and wrote, "If you have seen a similar 2003 Honda Pilot It has a DMC parking sticker on the front windshield There’s a multi colored fish or a Peanuts Woodstock character hanging from the rear view mirror Plate 5KRM95 It’s in the system as stolen out of Southfield My mom has been discovered deceased and her car phone and cat are missing I suspect her husband Gregg McIntosh has her stuff and maybe has something to do with her death Please share".
Posting pictures of McIntosh, Rochelle had written, "This is who I’m looking for concerning my mothers death and belongings He pledged Kappa at a college in Maryland and has one daughter around 49 yrs old Please contact Southfield PD Detectives or DM me Please share".