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Man found dead under mobile home ID'd

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Chris Cole with his children shown on the left, him standing along a shoreline to the right. Chris Cole with his children shown on the left, him standing along a shoreline to the right.
A view of the mobile home where Cole's body was found Wednesday. A view of the mobile home where Cole's body was found Wednesday.
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

A Mt. Morris Township man reported missing on Monday but found dead under a mobile home two days later has been identified.

The Mt. Morris Township Police Department says the body of 26-year-old Christopher L. Cole was discovered Wednesday at the Elms Mobile Home Park on S. Dort Highway. Cole was last seen driving a black Pontiac Grand Prix, and that vehicle was found near Cole's body.

That car was taken away Wednesday as police declared it a "crime scene."

"I wasn't expecting this to happen," said Cole's girlfriend, Tanisha Williams. "We're not going to be able to see him walk throught that door everyday anymore. My kids are not going to understand."

Williams is pregnant with their third child and she said her unborn baby will never know dad.

She says he gave his friend a ride somewhere, and that was the last time anyone knew his whereabouts. Then police knocked on her door yesterday afternoon.

"The detective came and told me they found my car and someone tried to set it on fire, and found Chris' body," said Williams. She said she doesn't understand who would do this, and insists Cole always tried to stay away from trouble.

"He was in the Marines, he graduated here, we had our own family going -- we had a family," Williams said. "They took that away from us."

Williams is praying that police find Cole's killer and justice is served. "It hurts" Williams said. "I just wish if anyone knew anything they would just please step up, this wasn't supposed to end like this."

Police said Cole's death is being treated as a homicide and they're asking anyone with information in the case to contact them at 810-785-1311 or at their tip line at 810-785-5785.

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