Man Found Dead on I-75 Ramp to Dort Highway

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GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, MI – On Thursday, October 29th, 2015, at approximately 9:17 pm, a Grand Blanc Township sergeant was investigating a disabled vehicle on the ramp from northbound I-75 to Dort Highway. John P. Allen

The vehicle was unoccupied, however approximately 100 yards further up the ramp were three gas cans sitting on the shoulder of the road. At that time, the victim, John P. Allen, 27-years-old, from Davisburg, who was deceased, was found lying in the grass next to the gas cans.

There were no obvious signs of trauma and the victim was not struck by a vehicle. The investigation shows John Allen was at the Marathon gas station, at Dort Hwy. and Grand Blanc Rd., at approximately 7:30 pm and purchased the gas cans and gas. He was given a ride by an unknown subject driving a white sedan. It appears that John Allen was dropped off at the top of the ramp and was walking back to his vehicle at the time of his death.

Investigators from the medical examiner’s office are assisting and the investigation is ongoing.

Detectives are waiting on autopsy results to determine a cause of death.

Investigators would like to speak with the driver of the white sedan, who gave John Allen a ride.

Anyone with information or who may have seen the victim walking is asked to contact Detective Matt Harburn at 810-424-2611.


of Davisburg, died October 29, 2015 at 27 years of age. Born August 23, 1988 in Petosky, Michigan the beloved son of Jim and Mary Jo (nee. LeBlanc) Allen; loving brother of Jenny (Denny) Snarski, Kelly Allen, James (Lily) Allen, Richard Allen, Br. Terrance Allen L.C., Joseph B. Allen, Christine Allen, Donald Allen, Mary Jo Allen, Luke Allen and Katelyn Allen; dearest grandson of Jean LeBlanc, the late Joseph LeBlanc and the late John and Ernestine Allen. Also survived by 2 nieces and 3 nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Monday from 3:00 – 9:30 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 at COATS FUNERAL HOME – CLARKSTON (8909 Dixie Hwy. Clarkston)

and Tuesday at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass.

Funeral Service:

Tuesday, November 3, 2015,  11:00 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church (1227 E. Bristol Rd., Burton, MI).

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