Missing Superior Township man found dead from possible suicide

Posted at 10:01 AM, Mar 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 16:33:44-04

WASHTENAW COUNTY (WXYZ) — A Superior Township father and husband whose car was found abandoned in a Belleville church parking lot after going missing has been found dead from a possible suicide, according to Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office spokesman Derrick Jackson.

Marcus Esper, 56, was last seen Monday, March 25, after his family said he failed to return home after heading to a storage facility in Ypsilanti. On March 27, his 2013 Buick LaCrosse was found abandoned in a church parking lot on Hull Road.

Esper's sister, Johnna, said his disappearance caused concern because he had never missed a day of work in 30 years without prior notice.

"I’m just scared for him. he’s my brother," she told 7 Action News. "He grew up to be such fine man and the best brother anyone can ask for and I just want him to come home."

Johnna confirmed Esper had been found in a Facebook post.

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal or having suicidal thoughts, help is available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.