Man's body found in street on Detroit's west side

Posted at 7:34 AM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 12:20:37-04

A 51-year-old man's body was found in the area of Plymouth Road and Rutherford overnight Thursday in Detroit.

Police were initially called to the scene at 3:24 a.m. on a report of a body lying in the street. 

Officers said it initially looks like a hit-and-run incident due to the fact that there is trauma to the body, but they are not ruling out an assault or the body being thrown from a car.

The incident is listed as a fatal hit-and-run until proven otherwise, police say.