Spring Lake Twp. homicide victim ID’d; Son in custody

Ottawa County

Courtesy photo from the Grand Haven Tribune of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s office on the scene of a homicide in Spring Lake Township. (Nov. 01, 2019)

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was arrested in the homicide of his father in Spring Lake Township on Sunday morning, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

The body of James Kenneth Boone, 64, was found at a home on Pawnee Drive by Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies after his son called authorities to say he had harmed his father, a release from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office shows.

Deputies saw Boone’s 25-year-old son walking down a road in the neighborhood with a blunt-force object that’s believed to have been used in the homicide, authorities said. Sgt. Jason Kik told the Grand Haven Tribune he was arrested without incident.

Hugh Robertson, a neighbor, told the GH Tribune that authorities blocked off the area on Sunday. Robertson said he was concerned but said authorities have been called to that home many times in the past.

Robertson has resided in the neighborhood for about 12 years.

“It’s about the only bad thing I’ve ever heard of here,” he said.

An autopsy was performed Monday in Grand Rapids, which determined Boone died of multiple blunt force trauma, according to the release.

Boone’s son is currently in the Ottawa County jail, awaiting his arraignment. His name will be released when he’s formally charged.

Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies are still investigating the homicide. Check back with woodtv.com for updates.

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