ARMADA, Mich. (WXYZ) - Garrett Edwards walks his black lab every day on the Armada bike path where the body of 14-year-old April Millsap’s body was found.
Edwards told 7 Action News he was out on the path Thursday night when he saw police and ambulances. When he did, he turned around and went home.
“That’s scary,” said Edwards.
According to Edwards, he did not find out until the next day that that a local teen’s body was discovered there.
“There’s a 14-year-old girl,” said Edwards. “I mean seriously. It’s heartbreaking. It really is. You should be able to be safe on this trail and not have to watch your back.
Saturday, things were somewhat back to normal, with heavy traffic on the path. Several police officers were patrolling the entire area by cars and bikes.
Some bikers who spoke to 7 Action News said they still feel safe on the trail.
"I think I would feel safe, whether there were police out here or not,” said bicyclist Elaine Faraday. “It’s just a quiet little town and things happen.”
Many people are having a hard time trying to figure out how this could happen in such a busy yet peaceful area.
Saturday morning grief counselors were on hand for students at the Armada Schools Administration Building.
Meanwhile, according to many who use the trail, they plan to still use it - but to be extra careful.
Crime Stoppers is offering a rewards of $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.