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Body of Chesterfield Man Found Behind Kroger

The 26-year-old Chesterfield man's body was discovered in a wooded area behind Kroger. Police do not suspect foul play.

The body of a 26-year-old Chesterfield Township man was discovered Friday in a wooded area behind , said Tuesday.

The man was last seen by his parents Sunday, when he left their home after an argument, township Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said.

“They saw him at noon on Lakewood street; they said he was intoxicated and left the house on foot," Myers said.

The man was known to hang out in the thick, wooded area behind the grocery store on 23 Mile, sometimes spending the night there, Myers said.

His parents reported him missing Tuesday and police found his body Friday during a four-hour search of the woods, ending around 4 p.m.

“As of Friday, there was no information to his whereabouts yet and our detectives, along with two Michigan State Police dogs that we summoned, began searching the area," Myers said. "He was located by one of the Michigan State Police dogs, deceased."

Police say it's possible the man passed away Sunday, but the investigation into his death remains ongoing. At this time, they do not suspect foul play.

Macomb County Medical Examiner Dr. Daniel Spitz confirmed Tuesday he conducted an autopsy over the weekend, but did not release the results, citing the ongoing police investigation. Toxicology test results are expected to return in upcoming weeks.

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jchalker04@gmail.com September 12, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family daily. What a difficult time.
Maximus Max September 12, 2012 at 02:27 PM
T's and P's to them all. Suicide is a terrible part of the human condition. It effects only those left behind.
Dave September 13, 2012 at 01:28 PM
This seems odd that the young man would committ suicide over an arguement with his parents Max. Possibly overdosed on something or from alcohol poisoning. But one thing i can guarantee you.. the chesterfield police would never investigate it even if there is proof of foul play. They won't even investigate a murder committed by my mother who killed my father when they have witnesses and evidence that can prove it. From what this story says if there were foul play i would have to suspect the family's story.. it may be totally false. But then that will be something the toxicollogy report should clear up. At any rate if there is proof of foul play the chesterfield police should be the last people to investigate it.. they'll just cover it up like they do other murders and crimes in the township.
Shannon saad September 14, 2012 at 12:10 AM
I know this family! They are good people . This is a very unfortunate, sad time. Stop judging and please have sympathy for the loved ones that remain here. That will miss him. He will be in our hearts forever! S.R.M.Saad

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