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Body of man in plastic bag found by mid-Michigan hunters

Posted: 9:36 AM, Mar 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-13 13:36:54Z

Authorities are working to identify the body of a man found by hunters in a large plastic bag in mid-Michigan.

The Gratiot County sheriff's office says an autopsy revealed the man found Sunday in a ditch in Seville Township was about 60 to 70 years old. Sheriff Doug Wright tells the Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant the death is being investigated as a homicide.

Investigators are seeking help from the public in identifying the man, who had distinctive tattoos of  an eagle  on his right shoulder and  a skull  wearing a cowboy hat and handkerchief on his left shoulder. He appeared to have suffered a recent injury to his left hand, since two fingers were taped together.

Seville Township is near Alma, about 105 miles northwest of Detroit.