Missing man found dead in yard, overdose suspected

Posted at 2:28 PM, Mar 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-15 23:49:05-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The body of a missing man has been located by the Major Crimes Task Force.

54-year-old Michael Tungate went missing on March 13th and the task force was activated to investigate his disappearance, initially approaching it as ‘suspicious’.

In the course of their investigation, Tungate was located deceased in the backyard of a residence near Riverside Dr. & Sheffield Rd.

While police are saying preliminary information points to the possibility that Tungate may have died from an accidental overdose, one person is faceing charges related to his death.

The Major Crimes Task Force is continuing to investigate the incident.