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LEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Allegan County sheriff's deputies have a better idea regarding the identity of a man who collapsed and died in front of a home Saturday in Lee Township.
They received a tip Sunday night from someone who had "previous dealings with the deceased, and recognized the tattoos and physical description from press releases," police said.
The Allegan County Sheriff's Office obtained photos from the Secretary of State and other organizations that are consistent with the identity provided from the tipster.
Authorities gave this new information to the morgue staff at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, which will be used to expedite confirmation through fingerprints.
Police continue to search for the victim's next of kin and his connection to the area where he was found.
It was around 12:45 p.m. Saturday when dispatchers received a call of a man walking onto someone's property in the 100 block of 54th Street and needing help.
"He was stumbling. He looked...he was blue, he looked really bad. I asked him if he needed to go to the hospital. He said, 'No," said resident Tamica Smith.
Then seconds later he collapsed, and Smith's friend called 911. During the call, the man stopped breathing and Smith started CPR, but could not revive him.
When first responders arrived at the scene, they tried to resuscitate him, but were unsuccessful.
Deputies said there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstance surrounding the death.
"It's very sad, very sad," said Smith.
The victim did not have any identification on him, and no one in the area knows him.
He is described as a white, middle-aged man, about 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighed between 300 and 325 pounds, had dark hair with some graying, and was found wearing a black T-shirt and black, cotton shorts. He was not wearing any shoes, so deputies believe he did not walk far from where he was staying.
The man has a Tasmanian devil tattoo on his right forearm; another tattoo on his right, upper arm; a tattoo of King Neptune on his left forearm; and a quote in cursive on his left shoulder.
If you have any information about this incident, call Allegan Count Central Dispatch at 269.673.3899.
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