LEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Allegan County authorities have identified a man who collapsed and died in front of a home last weekend.
An autopsy revealed 48-year-old Robert Samuel Gilmore died of natural causes, pending a toxicology report, according to a news release. He was identified through fingerprints.
He doesn't have a permanent address, but it is believed he has lived in various areas of southwest Michigan since May.
Dispatchers received a call during the afternoon of Aug. 31 of a man walking onto someone's property in the 100 block of 54th Street in Lee Township and needing help. He then collapsed and stopped breathing. A resident, police and rescue personnel tried to revive him but were unsuccessful.
The victim didn't have any identification and no one in the area knew him, so police then asked the public to help identify him. Gilmore had some tattoos that police had hoped someone would recognize.
The Allegan County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate, so anyone with more information is asked to call 269.673.0500 or Silent Observer at 1.855.SILENT.O (7453686).
Gilmore was a parole absconder, having served prison time for drug charges, resisting police and three different convictions for uttering and publishing. All of these convictions occurred in the Kalamazoo area.
He was paroled Jan. 3 and failed to report to his parole agent on June 26. A warrant for his arrest was issued on June 28.
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