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Kentwood man arrested in death discovered in suspicious fire

Posted at 11:39 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 11:39:06-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Chad Robert Bruining, 40, of Kentwood, has been arrested by Grand Rapids Police in the death of Todd Ryan Cappendyk, 41.

Cappendyk’s body was found after a fire at 2115 Oakwood Avenue NE on October 25. His death was quickly ruled a homicide.

Bruining faces a charge of open murder and a charge of second degree arson.

Arraignment was expected to be scheduled for Wednesday.

If you know anything, contact the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3380 leave information anonymously with Silent Observer online or by phone at 616-774-2345.