For Sale: Bashara Home In Grosse Pointe Park. Asking: $415,000

April 03, 2013, 11:24 PM

It's what is left unsaid that draws your attention when you read the the listing for 522 Middlesex In Grosse Pointe Park. 

Lovely Colonial on one of Grosse Pointe Park's nicest streets. walk to schools , river, park. 5th bedroom is a walk-through over garage. Kitchen remodel (2006) added space and light! 3 full bathrooms. Florida room not in s.f. nor is new kitchen size. Finished basement with lav and wine cellar, small kitchen cooking area. Large MASTER BATH with huge step-up jacuzzi. Formal Dining room, extra roomy den.Viking stove 

What the listing doesn't mention is that the house was where Bob Bashara lived with wife Jane until Jane Bashara, 56, was reported missing in January 2012 and then found strangled in her luxury SUV in an east-side Detroit alley. The case made national news and unearthed a seamy side of the Grosse Pointes, which long have enjoyed a surface placidity.

Jane Bashara reportedly was killed in the attached garage.

Police almost immediately called Bob Bashara, the upper-middle-class son of a well-known judge, a person of interest in the case, but before long a handyman named Joe Gentz told police he killed Jane Bashara under pressure from Bob Bashara.

Bob was soon found out to have engaged in a secret S & M lifestyle in a so-called "dungeon" in the basement of a building he owned in a building on Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe.

A Grosse Pointe woman acknowledged said she had carried on a long-term affair with Bashara, and WXYZ-TV reported the pair was searching for a home in the Pointes to join an Oregon woman in a kinky menage-a-trois.

In December, Bob Bashara admitted that he hired a businessman to find someone to kill Gentz and was sentenced to 6.5 years to 20 years in prison  for solicitation of murder.

Genz, 49, pleaded guilty to killing Jane Bashara and was sentenced to 17 to 28 years in prison.

Law enforcement sources have told Deadline Detroit that they expect Bob Bashara to be charged in connection with his wife's death.


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