Police: Man arrested after body of child found in ditch

A disturbing discovery along a quiet country road in Genesee County.
Published: Aug. 26, 2022 at 3:59 PM EDT
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MONTROSE TWP., Mich. (WNEM) - A 39-year-old man is in custody after investigators discovered the body of a child in a ditch.

Officers from the Montrose Township Police Department responded to the scene on the 9400 block of North Moorish Road on August 25 around 1:30 pm. Police said officers found the body of a child.

The Michigan State Police Crime Lab was requested for assistance.

“It was yesterday afternoon, there was a police car blocking the entire road with what looked like a canopy tent pitched in the middle of the road,” said Lee Newman, a resident.

Newman and his wife were on their way to the grocery store.

“It was blocked from the south and blocked from the north. Police cruisers were completely sideways so you couldn’t even get through. So, we knew it had to be something pretty bad,” Newman said. “Being out here for 45 years, to find a body out here is kind of alarming because things like that just don’t happen.”

On August 26, a Montrose Township man was arrested and lodged in the Genesee County Jail. Investigators said he is expected to be arraigned in the 67th District Court.

No word yet on how the victim died. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL.

Stay with TV5 as we are working to learn more.