(3-3-19) Saturday morning the BHDPS responded to 182 Lake Street at 1:22am to a call of an unknown male subject down. Officers soon discovered a male subject lying in the basement who appeared to have a stab wound to the chest.
A suspect was immediately identified and was taken into custody.
The victim was identified as Sylvester Booth (58). The suspect was identified as Jerry Lee Osler (61).
Osler and Booth were roommates and the incident stemmed over a dispute over money. According to the confession, the victim was killed approximately 4-5 days ago and remained inside the home until located by the police Saturday morning.
Osler was taken without incident to the Berrien County jail. The autopsy of the victim was set for this morning.