Calhoun County detectives: 1 arrested in suspicious death investigation

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SPRINGFIELD, Mich. (WOOD) — A Battle Creek man is in police custody in connection to a suspicious death in Calhoun County.

A passerby called police after discovering the body on 5th Avenue near 30th Street in Springfield around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. The body was lightly covered with snow.

The investigation led the Calhoun County Major Crimes Task Force to search a building in the 200 block of Eldred Street in Battle Creek. Detectives there arrested a 35-year-old Battle Creek man.

Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton said there are no major signs of trauma to the victim’s body. Saxton said the victim appears to be a 43-year-old white man, but detectives are withholding his name until the autopsy is complete.

In an earlier news release, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said the victim is not Robert Barroso, who went missing in December.

The suspect remained in the Calhoun County Jail Thursday night.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said the case has been turned over to the county prosecutor’s office, which is expected to file charges Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Calhoun County sheriff’s detectives at 269.781.0880 or Silent Observer at 269.781.9700.

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