Student’s body found at Michigan University, police investigate death as suspect

Authorities are investigating a suspicious death after discovering a student’s body at the University of Western Michigan.

The student reportedly studied at Grand Valley State University in Allendale.

A student who started jogging on Saturday morning found the body near athletics tracks used for intramural sports.

Grand Valley State Universtiy in Allendale, Michigan.

Grand Valley State Universtiy in Allendale, Michigan.
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Jeffrey Stoll, a police captain at Grand Valley University, told the Grand Valley Lantern student newspaper that the death was initially treated as “suspicious.”

“It’s a tearing and shocking event for all of us,” Grand Valley president Philomena Mantella said on WOOD-TV.

“This tragedy reminds us of the importance of every member of the university community,” he said. “Please keep the student’s family in mind and offer your support to those who have lost friends and fellow students.”

Police parked an area around a vehicle near the body that was found near the body.