LEIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was reported missing out of Allegan County, and his car was found Tuesday abandoned near the lakeshore, deputies say.
Avel T. Martinez, 42, was reported missing from his Leighton Township home Monday by his spouse.
On Tuesday, Martinez’s abandoned vehicle was found near Riley Street and Lakeshore Avenue in Ottawa County. Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies, search and rescue teams and the fire department searched the area but did not find him.
Allegan County deputies say they believe Martinez voluntarily left his home and that they did not suspect foul play.
A week later, on Nov. 29, Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies said Martinez’s body was found near the area of Riley Street and Lakeshore Avenue. They said foul play was not suspected.