Thursday, February 18, 2021

Suicide suspected in roadside death

The death of a 73-year-old Belleville man has been ruled an apparent suicide.

The man's body was discovered by Michigan State Troopers who responded to a 911 car from a motorist traveling on I-275 near Eureka Road at about 8:08 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 9. The driver told officers he saw the man's body on the shoulder of the road.

His body was found near a black Chevrolet Impala.

According to Michigan State Police First Lt. Jennifer Johnson, the investigation thus far indicates the man died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. While no further information was being released by police, evidence at the scene indicated the man took his own life, Johnson said.