Hunters find dead body in garbage bag, police need help identifying victim

Deputies have few clues to identify body found in trash bag

Deputies have few clues to identify body found in trash bag

Two hunters discovered the bag at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in a ditch on Warner Road near Olive Road in Seville Township, according to the Gratiot County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Doug Wright tells the Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant the death is being investigated as a homicide.

- Authorities in mid MI are working to identify the body of a man found by hunters in a large plastic bag over the weekend.

Officials have not said how they think the man was killed.

"(They) found a large plastic bag near the side of the road near the area they were hunting", Wright said.

The body was transported to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing for an autopsy.

Wright said the man had several identifiable tattoos.

"On his left shoulder he has a tattoo of a skull wearing a cowboy hat and a handkerchief".

An autopsy reveals he's approximately 60 to 70 years old and 5-foot-9 with medium length, thinning brown-grey hair.

Authorities say it looked like he had a recent injury to a finger or fingers on his left hand, as the middle and ring finger were taped together.

Seville Township is near Alma, about 105 miles (168 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.

There was no identification found on the person.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying the body and anyone with information is asked to call 989.875.5214.

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