Body Identified in Washtenaw County

YPSILANTI, MI – Yesterday, Monday July 16th 2018, at 2:27PM, Washtenaw Metro Dispatch received a call of a possible body behind the Walmart shopping center on Ellsworth Rd. in Ypsilanti Township.

Alven Newsome

Alven Newsome

49 Years Old


Green eyes, Gray hair

Last known address was in Ann Arbor.

Deputies arrived on scene to find 49-year-old Alven Newsome deceased. It appears that Mr. Newsome had been living in the wooded area behind the shopping center where he was found. There were no signs of foul play and at this stage they believe he may have died of natural causes.

Although they have been able to identify Mr. Newsome they have not been able to locate any known family members.

If you have any information who the family of Mr. Alven Newsome is please contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. You can reach us at 734-994-2911 or through our confidential tip line (734-973-7711) or through the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK UP (1-800-773-2587).

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