Two Long-Dead Men Found in Northern Michigan Tent

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CUSTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say people who were looking for deer antlers found the bodies of two long-dead men in a tent in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle, The Grand Rapids Press and TV station WPBN-WTOM say the bodies were found Wednesday night in Antrim County's Custer Township. It's near Mancelona and about 30 miles east-northeast of Traverse City.

Antrim County Sheriff Dan Bean says it unknown if either man had wounds or trauma. Autopsies are planned Friday at Spectrum Health Blodgett hospital in Grand Rapids.

Bean says the men's clothing was tattered and was decomposing after one of Michigan's coldest and snowiest winters ever. He says the tent didn't have a heater.

The sheriff says there are no missing people cases in the county that match the men.


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