Slain Michigan pastor's family seeks answers into his death

Source: CNN

The family of a pastor found shot to death in Michigan is seeking the public's help to find those responsible for his murder.

Dale Cross, Jr. said he’s focusing on the legacy his dad leaves behind. His father was found shot to death Monday on 68th Street in Byron Township. He was found lying next to his car.

"When we came up on the scene we thought it was going to be a heart attack or something of that nature. But, to find out a gunshot wound was just beyond what we could comprehend,” his son said.

The 66-year-old was the former pastor at Abundant Life Church in Wyoming. He helped the church grow into what it is today. His family said he touched so many lives in the congregation before his sudden death.

"He went deeper than what he always had to and just went the extra mile and just wanted to be there for people and see them do better," Cross, Jr. said.

Now, his son is left with the good memories and too many questions.

"How could this happen? Why would this happen? There'll always be things we won't understand," he said.

Police are now looking for a man who was seen on the side of the road with Cross just before he was found dead.

His family is hoping someone out there will have answers.

"If you could be on the lookout for the gentlemen that was described or the truck. If you maybe have seen that drive down your street even two weeks ago, if you could just call in that would be very appreciated from the family," Cross, Jr. said.

Witnesses said the man that police are looking for was driving a gray pickup truck with a blue stripe along the bottom.

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