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Homicide investigation underway in Oshtemo Township

Oshtemo Township Homicide Investigation
Posted at 7:07 AM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 16:44:39-04

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Deputies with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff are investigating a homicide that happened early Thursday morning.

The Sheriff's Office says they were called around 1:17 a.m. on April 8 to the 5500 block of Redcoat Lane at Colonial Manor Manufactured Homes Community, just off KL Avenue in Oshtemo Township.

Deputies found a 23-year-old man dead at that location. The man's identity is being withheld until his family is informed of his death.

"There is a suspect in custody. They are cooperating with us. Ultimately the reports are going to go to the prosecutor’s office, and we are going to request charges," said Sheriff Richard Fuller with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office.

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office also spent most of Thursday searching along the south side of KL Avenue across from Colonial Manor.

Due to the ongoing investigation, deputies could not confirm exactly what was being looked for.

The search include multiple deputies, investigators, a K-9 officer, a drone, submersible equipment and a scuba response team.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information to contact them or to call Silent Observer.

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office said they are hoping to release additional information on Friday.