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UPDATE: Sunday, March 31 about 9:50 p.m., Russell Anderson, was found deceased in his unattached garage by family members, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office reports.

 

The garage was searched several times by law enforcement and family members after Anderson was reported missing with negative results, oficials said.

 

At some point after he was reported missing on March 18, Anderson returned to the garage without notifying his family. There was evidence of drug use found at the scene. An autopsy was conducted Monday and there were no signs of foul play. The final results of the autopsy are pending toxicology. The date of death is estimated to be on or about Thursday, March 28.

 

ORIGINAL STORY:A Gaines Township man has gone missing after leaving his house on a bicycle Monday morning around 9 a.m., according to a Kent County Sheriff’s Office news release.

 

Russell Anderson, 56, routinely leaves his home on a bicycle to ride around the area looking for returnable cans. He has not been seen since he left home which is unusual according to family who said Anderson always returns home to care for his ailing father, police said.

 

Anderson was last known to be wearing an orange reflective vest and jeans. He was likely wearing a hooded sweatshirt of an unknown color. His bicycle was described as a mountain bike of an unknown make, model, or color.

 

Residents are encouraged to keep an eye out for Anderson and call 911 if he is located. Those with information pertaining to his whereabouts are asked to call 616-632-6339; anonymous tips can be called in to Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

 

 

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