Missing man’s body found near home

Posted at 1:10 PM, Aug 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-13 19:55:07-04
Austin Goebel

Austin Goebel, photo from family

VERGENNES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Kent County Sheriff’s Office has found a missing Lowell-area man’s body.

Austin Goebel, 23, hadn’t been seen since late on Sunday at his Vergennes Township home. Deputies were called to the scene on Tuesday.

Family members tell investigators that they have concerns about Austin’s mental health and that he could be in danger.

A K-9 unit was not able to track the man. He has not been found in any local hospitals.

Goebel is described as being white, about 5’10” tall, 160 lbs., with light brown hair and a shaggy goatee. It is not known what clothes he is wearing, but is likely wearing blue Nike shoes.

Anyone with information should call the Kent County Sheriff’s Office at 616-632-6100.