Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Thursday

October 10, 2013

Authorities ID man found in mobile home

TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities released the identity of a man found dead inside his burned-out Garfield Township trailer.

John David Norberg, 50, was described by neighbors as an "all-around nice guy" and a "hoarder" whose Cherryland Mobile Home Park trailer was swollen with boxes of items collected and never thrown away.

Grand Traverse Metro Fire Assistant Chief Terry Flynn said investigators don't know if Norberg tried to escape the fire, but one potential escape route was blocked by items packed into a door frame.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Read more in Friday's Record-Eagle.

1
Text Only

Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Rory McIlroy struggles, surges, wins British Open NOW TRENDING: Real life Pac-Man Explosions as hot air balloon crashes in Clinton DUI Driver Dragged to Safety by Officer After Walking Onto Busy Freeway Celebrities That We'd Like to Send to the Moon Spectacular lightning storm hits London Malaysian Flight Victim Was South Florida Grad Rory McIlroy on pace to break British Open records Officials Fear MH17 Site Now Tampered by Rebels Lowes employees repair Vietnam vet's wheelchair Widow of Staten Island man who died after NYPD takedown says he was unjustifiably targeted