RIGA TOWNSHIP, Michigan (WNWO) — State authorities are investigating a homicide in southern Michigan
The Michigan State Police Monroe Post and First District Special Investigation Section are currently investigating a homicide in Riga Township in Lenawee County.
The investigation began around 5:30pm on December 3 after troopers were dispatched to the report of a body discovered off the roadway in a cornfield.
Upon arrival, troopers located a deceased black man approximately 30-35 years of age.
Based on evidence located at the scene police confirmed the deceased was a victim of homicide. T
he victim has been positively identified however his name will not be released until confirmation the family has been notified.
Additional Michigan State Police resources were summoned to the scene to assist with this investigation including K-9 units, aviation and crime lab personnel.
An autopsy of the victim was conducted on December 4 with results pending.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide is being asked to call the D/Sgt. Larry Rothman of the Michigan State Police, Monroe Post at (734) 242-3500.