Missing Lowell-area man found dead near home

Kent County
Man turned to look at camera with arms up

An undated courtesy photo of Austin Goebel of Lowell.

VERGENNES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Lowell-area man who had been missing since Sunday evening was found dead Tuesday, authorities say.

The body of 23-year-old Austin Goebel was found on a property near his home on Fallasburg Park Drive north of Lowell, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday evening.

The cause of his death was not released, but authorities say there is no threat to the public. An autopsy has been scheduled.

When reporting him missing, family members told the sheriff’s office Goebel had mental health issues and was very unusual for him to wander off.

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