Officers investigating suspicious death in SW GR

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Officers say they are investigating a suspicious death on Grand Rapids’ Southwest Side.

The Grand Rapids Police Department received a report of a deceased person just before 2 a.m. Sunday in the Norwich Avenue SW and Oxford Street SW.

He was identified Thursday by police at Mearl Wayne Evan, 45, of Grand Rapids.

Officers say they found his body face down in a wooded area along a trail.

Investigators are still awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause and time of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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