MSP: Body found along I-94 in Battle Creek

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating a suspicious death after a body was found along I-94 in Battle Creek.

Troopers found the body of a woman around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday in the ditch on the south side of eastbound I-94, west of Capital Avenue in Battle Creek, according to Michigan State Police.

The woman has been identified as 59-year-old Vanessa Obu Wilder.

Her cause of death has not yet been released. MSP told 24 Hour News 8 Thursday afternoon that an autopsy had been performed but investigators were still awaiting the medical examiner’s report.

Authorities have not released any addition information about the case, which remains under investigation.

—24 Hour News 8’s Brady Gillum contributed to this report.

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