Grand Rapids murder Suspect in Custody in Detroit


DETROIT, MI – Matthew Brunn was taken into custody on January 2nd, 2015 in Detroit.Matthew Robert Brunn

Brunn was wanted for questioning in connection to the death of Casey Wybenga, 81-years-old on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014.




Brunn was said to be at a known drug house near Gratiot Avenue and Cadillac Avenue in Detroit at around 1:30pm Saturday, January 2nd, 2015 when he was assaulted by several people.  He fled on foot where he went to a nearby Coney Island. Customers say he was injured and they called 911.

When authorities arrived, Brunn admitted to being wanted as a parole absconder from Kent County.   He was originally paroled in December of 2013 after serving time in prison for armed and unarmed robbery in Kent County.

He is currently locked up in the Wayne County Jail.  He will be transferred on Monday back to Kent County.

MLive reported on January 2nd, 2015 that autopsy results for 81-year-old Casey Wybenga were inconclusive.  The coroner did find that he suffered from heart and lung disease, and it’s possible he died of natural causes such as a heart attack.  It is also possible that Casey was suffocated to death.

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