Deputies and Detectives with the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a suspicious death that occurred this weekend. A Deputy was at a gas station in Plainwell shortly before 1am this morning when a motorist alerted the Deputy to a situation occurring down the street. The motorist advised that there was a subject who appeared to be passed out in a vehicle and that there was a small child in the back seat. The Deputy responded to the location where he discovered that the subject in the vehicle was deceased and that there was a 2 year old child in the car. Additional investigation has determined that there was a second individual involved who was inside the business and had been traveling with the deceased and the young child.
The Deceased is Levi Ryan Newcomb 29 years of age and from Kalamazoo. The initial investigation does indicate that the deceased has a history of drug abuse, as well as health issues, that may have played part in his death. The remains an active investigation as Detectives have additional follow up investigation to conduct in addition to the awaiting autopsy and toxicology results.