Thursday, August 31, 2023

Deceased man’s identity sought

Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 28-year-old Westland man found on the shoulder of I-275 in Canton Township earlier this month.

Police received a 911 call at about 10:10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 reporting a man lying on the side of the freeway on northbound I-275 near Koppernick Road. 

Michigan State Police Troopers responded and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers said red parts from a vehicle were found near the deceased and a rental car in his name was parked nearby.  Police have asked anyone with any information to call 855-MICH-TIP, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP to remain anonymous.