IMAGE: Joseph Thorton Black

Have you seen Joseph Black?

The 25-year-old is wanted for the murder of Richard Lewis Townsend.

Townsend was murdered in Buena Vista Township on Dec. 9, 2019.

The Michigan State Police is seeking help locating Black.

Black is 5'7" and 145 pounds.

He has multiple felony warrants issued for his arrest including felony murder.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call MSP Major Case Unit Det. Dan Inman at 989-385-6840 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL.

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Richard Townsend didn’t deserve to be murdered down like this. Whoever, whoever the others that are involved your time is coming just as well. You cowardly individuals had all the opportunity in the world to get a job, but nooooooo you think you have the right to TAKE something that didn’t belong to you. I actually hope your conscience don’t let you sleep @ night. Just be prepared when those big guys tell you wanna be thugs to “pick up the soap”.


I hope this scum gets what he deserves a nice buck fifty cross the face

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