KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A suspicious death authorities in the Kalamazoo area are investigating has been ruled a homicide, police say.
The man has been identified as James Gregory Travis, 53 of Kalamazoo Township, the Kalamazoo Township Police Department said in a Monday release.
Firefighters on Saturday were called to a house fire on Shakespeare Avenue near Egleston Drive. They quickly put out the fire and found the body of Travis.
A neighbor on Sunday told News 8 he found Travis after seeing smoke coming out of the house and called police. The neighbor said he saw a knife and a wrench near his body.
Anyone with information is asked to call Kalamazoo Township Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit at 269.381.0391 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.