Suspect arrested in connection to Newaygo County murder.

August 8, 2017

Suspect arrested in connection to Newaygo County murder.

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NEWAYGO COUNTY — Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection to a murder after a male body was found in the woods last weekend, according to the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office.

“An arrest has been made and a warrant was issued this morning,” states the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. “The suspect will be arraigned in the 78th District Court. The investigation is ongoing.

“We would like to offer our condolences to the victim’s family and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you all,” stated Newaygo County Sheriff Bob Mendham.

Newaygo County sheriff’s deputies located the body of a black male Saturday, Aug. 5, at approximately 6 p.m. in the Crystal Trails area after Newaygo County Central Dispatch received a report of a possible body located in the woods.

The sheriff’s office was seeking help from the public yesterday to locate a white 2007 Chevy Tahoe with tinted windows and Michigan registration HAYMER3.

“We commend the joint efforts of the investigative team and their respective agencies for identifying and apprehending the suspect in such a timely manner. Several agencies, including the Michigan State Police, US Marshal Service, Fremont Police Department, Muskegon Police Department and White Cloud Police Department along with the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, worked together to ensure the continued safety of our communities.”

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