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Second man rearrested in murder case

Roger Jay Musick

Roger Jay Musick

A man originally arrested in the homicide of Steven Carl Day, of Grand Rapids, has been arrested again in connection with the case—this time for tampering with evidence.

Roger Jay Musick, 38, was arrested, along Robert Stewart McCombs, soon after the body of Day was found on 16 Mile near Myers Lake Avenue, on December 18. Both were released for insufficient evidence. McCombs was rearrested January 5 for lying to police about whether he knew or had contact with Day, and Musick was rearrested last Friday, January 17, on the tampering with evidence charge.

He was arraigned in 61st District Court in Grand Rapids, and issued a $250,000 cash or surety bond.

Police are still looking for some of Day’s personal items that are missing. Police said that Day was last seen on video surveillance wearing a backpack. Both the backpack and some of his belonging are missing, such as his wallet, clothing and coat. Police are especially interested in the wallet.

“We don’t know what he had in his wallet, but we have reason to believe that it was tossed out,” said Lt. Ron Gates.

Police said the items may have been thrown from a car, or may have been thrown in a dumpster.

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.


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