Police asking for help with potential homicide in Benton Township

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Benton Township Police officers were looking for a missing person in the 900 block of E. Empire on Sunday when they discovered the deceased body of an 80-year-old man.

"The circumstances around this are suspicious in nature and is being investigated as a homicide," the department said in a release. "Out of respect for the family, the victim’s name is not being released at this time."

Police say the investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information should contact the Benton Township Police Department at 269-925-1135, Crime Stoppers at (574)288-STOP or via the Benton Township Police Department Facebook page.

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