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Man who killed and dismembered his wife arrested

Wearing neither coat nor shoes, a fugitive suspected of killing and dismembering his wife was found hiding under a fallen tree Sunday in a snowbound park after a bitterly cold night on the run.

Stephen Grant had been the subject of a manhunt since police discovered a torso in the couple's garage and other body parts they say are of his wife, Tara Lynn Grant, in and around the home.

Grant, had maintained his innocence in his wife's disappearance last month but went missing before police searched the home Friday and Saturday.

He was wearing only slacks, a shirt and socks when he was captured nearly 10 hours after he abandoned a truck and set out on foot. He had no weapons and did not resist.

"I don't think he probably could have made it much longer in those kind of conditions," Emmet County Sheriff Pete Wallin said during a news conference.

Grant, 37, was being treated Sunday for hypothermia and was in stable condition, the AP said.

His lawyer, David Griem, said on Saturday he feared his client was suicidal, but Hackel said there was no indication Grant tried to commit suicide. Griem said Sunday that he was withdrawing his representation of Grant, the AP says.

An arrest warrant was issued Saturday charging Grant with murder, disinterment and mutilation.

The search for evidence and other remains resumed Sunday.

The body had not been positively identified as of late Saturday, but the sheriff said he was certain it was Tara Grant's. An autopsy was scheduled.

Tara Grant, 34, last was seen Feb. 9. Stephen Grant reported her missing five days later. Police say that on the day she went missing, the Grants argued over her frequent business trips abroad.