2 Men Found Dead in Tent Believed to Be Brothers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CUSTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say two men whose bodies were found in a tent in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula are believed to be homeless brothers last seen in August.

According to the Antrim County sheriff's department, an autopsy with fingerprint evidence shows that one of the men is 56-year-old Daniel Nothstine of Mancelona.

Deputies say he last was seen with his 51-year-old brother, Robert Nothstine.

The sheriff's office says evidence at the scene indicates the person not yet identified is Robert Nothstine, but DNA tests are being done to confirm it.

The bodies were discovered two weeks ago in Custer Township next to the Cedar River in a heavily wooded and swampy area. It's near Mancelona and about 30 miles east-northeast of Traverse City.

Foul play is not suspected.


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