Neighbors reported over hearing fights in the past with frequent police visits
When emergency personnel arrived at appellate attorney, Lloyd G. Johnson Farmington Hills home reports states it had been ruled he suffered a heart attack, Johnson later died.
An investigation of his home lead police to believe that his death wasn’t from a heart attack, but it’s suspected that Johnson possibly could have been poisoned. Throughout the house police found prescription medications, a scalpel and what appears to be suspected bags of frozen and refrigerated human tissue, bloody bedding and surgical supplies
His wife, Laura Johnson, is in police custody, attorney Brian Dailey said Thursday, as authorities attempt to determine what happened at the couple's suburban home. Police on Monday found bloody bedding in the master bedroom, kitchen and hallway of the house, along with prescription narcotic medication and needles. They also removed a photo album of the couple along with correspondence between them, according to a return of a search warrant in the case.
Dailey, a Royal Oak attorney who was friends with Lloyd Johnson and hired him as a consultant, said at a news conference Thursday he does not believe Johnson had a heart attack. Rather, he believes Johnson died from stab wounds and possibly from a high level of narcotics found in a urinalysis.
"Lloyd was not a known drug taker or drinker, say his children," Dailey said. "There were reports that he was ashen, ill, throwing up before this happened. Maybe he was ingesting something. It's a definite possibility he was poisoned."
Dailey also said Johnson informed his wife over the weekend that he would seek a divorce. He had yet to file the papers, Dailey said.
"There was a tremendous amount of blood in the bathroom and kitchen of the home, and Lloyd needed four units of blood when he was at Botsford Hospital," Dailey said.
Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said Thursday she would have an announcement in the case today. Johnson was described as a bright attorney who was well-known for fighting for children's rights and as an expert in injury law. He worked for attorney Geoffrey Fieger for seven years and formed his own private practice.