Tip Leads Police to Body of Murder Victim Near Sparta
A day after asking for the public's help, police have located the body of a man believed to be a homicide victim in northern Kent County.
Wood TV 8 reports that after receiving a tip, police found the remains on Tuesday about 20 feet off Ball Creek Road north of Indian Lakes Road, between Sparta and Kent City.
On Monday, GRPD had shared in release that the body of the victim, a black male in his 60s, was disposed of in the early morning on Thursday, August 20, somewhere in northern Kent County. Detectives had believe the body to be in the Sparta/Alpine Township area off of Alpine Ave. (M-37), possibly next to a roadway in a ditch or tall grass.
Police have not yet released the victim's name. They have a suspect, a black man in his 20s, in custody, whom police say has been talking with police, but was unable to tell them the exact location of the body.