UPDATE: During the investigation of the Aug. 6 suspicious death, detectives learned of man who may have stopped to help the victim, according to a Kent County Sheriff’s news release.
The man, driving a pickup truck, is a white male, mid-to-late 20s, wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt. The truck, an unknown make and model, may be gray with a dark or dark paint stripe along the bottom.
The sheriff’s office is requesting any information from witnesses who may have seen the victim or the vehicle during this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kent County Sheriff’s Office at 616-632-6357 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Office reports they are investigating a suspicious death on 68th Street near Burlingame that was reported Monday about 6 p.m. The 911 caller said a man was lying near a gray GMC Envoy on the side of the road with an apparent gunshot wound. The vehicle had a tire jack under the car and appeared as if the victim was working on it.
The deceased, a 66-year-old Byron Center man, was found next to his vehicle. Results are pending from an autopsy completed by the Kent County Medical Examiner’s Office Tuesday, officials said. The sheriff’s office is requesting any information from witnesses who may have seen the victim or the vehicle during this time.
The man may have been seen near his vehicle or walking on the side of the road. He’s described as a white male, medium to heavy build, wearing bright teal gym shorts and a gray T-shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 616-632-6357 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.