Lansing Township police identify person of interest in dumped body investigation

Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 5:53 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2022 at 11:55 PM EST
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LANSING TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - Police have identified 43-year-old Jeremy Barber as a person of interest in the suspicious death of Randolph Lee Putmon.

Both men are from Lansing.

Background: Check your cameras: Lansing Township police investigating after body dumped

Police said Putmon’s body was found Monday morning by a dumpster near St. Joseph Street and Lentz Court intersection.

According to the Lansing Township Police Department, an unknown dark-colored pickup truck containing at least two people arrived at the scene, where at least one person was seen dragging the body out of the truck’s bed and leaving it next to the dumpster. Police said the pickup arrived and left the area on St. Joseph Street.

Police said Putmon, 45, was staying with Barber on Sunday night at an address less than a mile from where his body was found.

Authorities said Barber is believed to be driving a Chevrolet S 10 or a similar truck. Police describe the truck as having a factory color dark red that had been spray-painted matte black.

A photo of Barber provided by the Lansing Township Police Department can be seen above.

Anyone with information regarding the location of Jeremy Barber or the pickup truck is urged to contact the Lansing Township Police Department at 517-999-0291.

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