SALEM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State Police announced the body of a Hamilton man who had been missing since Sunday has been found.
State police confirmed to News 8 Wednesday evening that Logan Sweet’s body had been found around 3:20 p.m. near 134th Avenue and 32nd Street in Monterey township, between Hamilton and Dorr.
Police investigation showed Sweet had left the roadway and hit a tree. His body was discovered by a search volunteer, MSP said.
“The individual that came down to assist in the search efforts this afternoon just felt that he needed to come down here. He also is a motorcyclist and thought, ‘well, where would I ride?’ and found him — unfortunately, for him, but thankfully, for the family, that the search efforts have now come to an end,” said Lt. Michelle Robinson with MSP.
“It is confirmed Logan has been found. Thank you everyone for your efforts and support. We are going to give the family time to grieve,” read a post on the Help find Logan Sweet Facebook page.
Logan Thayer Sweet had been reported missing since Monday, after he never came home from a Sunday night concert at the Listening Room, on Ionia Avenue SW between Cherry and Oaks streets in Grand Rapids.
Sweet told his wife he was headed home around 9:55 p.m. He would have been riding his 2022 Kawasaki 650 charcoal gray sport bike, friends said. Given the timing, he would have been home by around 11 p.m., but his wife never saw him pull in.
His cellphone pinged somewhere between Dorr and Hamilton, according to family friend Amber Gillette.
On Wednesday, family, friends and total strangers were searching in organized parties in an area between Dorr and Hamilton. The search base was located at Salem Township Hall in Dorr Township. Groups would go out, search an area, and come back to the pavilion to log where they searched.
“We are very thankful for everybody coming out and showing their support. We’re from a small town… it just really goes to show that down-home support that we have in this small community,” said Gillette.
Michigan State Police tweeted Wednesday that they had searched the area of Sweet’s last location of Dorr and Burnips area overnight by helicopter. They had been requesting land owners search their fields and residents search their home video surveillance cameras.