Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 8, 2013

Body found in East Bay field


— TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities located a body in a field in East Bay Township.

Two horseback riders Tuesday observed what they believed to be a deceased person in a field and reported it to the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Department about 5 p.m. Authorities refused to disclose the field's location.

An investigation is ongoing. Identity, age and gender are not known at this time because of the subject's condition, authorities said.

Capt. Randy Fewless said there were no immediate signs of foul play. Authorities expect to receive autopsy results from Grand Rapids later today.

The subject is believed to be white, about 6 feet tall with a medium build. The person was wearing black shoes, dark pants, a dark sweatshirt and had a black backpack.

Anyone with information about the person's possible identity or who may be aware of a family member or friend who has not been seen in two or three days is asked to contact the sheriff's department at 231-995-5002.