Suspect Arrested In Slaying Of Man Found Dead In Truck Bed In Van Buren Twp.

WWJ News
August 10, 2020 - 5:49 pm

(WWJ) Authorities have identified a man found dead in the bed of a pickup truck in western Wayne County, and his alleged killer is in custody.

City of Wayne Police say the 48-year-old victim, whose name hasn't been released, was killed at a home on John Hix Road, south of Michigan Ave., in Wayne. 

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His body was discovered Sunday morning, in a wooded area a few miles away near Belleville,  in Van Buren Township.

Wayne Police said they have arrested a suspect, but they have not released the name of the suspect with charges still pending.

Further details of the case are sketchy at this time. Police have not yet said how the victim was killed, and motive for the slaying is also unknown. 

Michigan State Police detectives are assisting Wayne Police with the ongoing investigation. 

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the MSP Metro South Post at 734-287-5000, or submit a tip via the MSP mobile app.