Police trying to determine if stabbing death of man in Hamburg Twp. state park was murder or suicide

Posted at 6:26 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 19:49:43-04

Police are calling the death of a 43-year-old man mysterious.

He was found dead over the weekend in a state park near Brighton.

An autopsy shows severe trauma, but that’s only part of the story.

It happened at the Brighton State Recreation Area.

Police say a 43-year-old man was camping with his wife and kids when he took a bike ride Friday night.

When he didn’t return by 10:45, they called 911 and a search was started.

But the park is massive - almost 5,000 acres or 8 square miles.

More people were added to the search on Saturday morning and by 2:00 pm his body was found with what sources say are several knife wounds.

The knife was found with the body.

The autopsy was done in Lansing at Sparrow Hospital. 

The determination of a murder or suicide is pending, but the chief is quick to say no one else is in danger.