The Kent County Sheriff Department is looking for a backpack and some missing clothing that belongs to a murder victim found in Nelson Township.
A man driving on 16 Mile Road near Myers Lake Avenue saw what he thought was a dead deer in the snow off the side of the road Wednesday morning, December 18. After a closer look, he discovered it was a body.
An autopsy done on the body by the Kent County Medical Examiner’s office on Thursday, December 19, determined the cause of death as a homicide.
The Kent County Sheriff Department identified the victim as Steven Carl Day, 54, of Grand Rapids.
Police said the Day was last seen on video surveillance wearing a backpack. Both the backpack and some of his clothes are missing, and police said the items may have been dumped or thrown from a car.
Detectives are asking for anyone with information on a found backpack, clothing or Steven Day’s activities just prior to the homicide call Det. Justin DeBoode, Kent County Sheriff Department, at 616-632-6130 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.