Police Identify Body Found in Garbage Bag
Police in Gratiot County have identified the body found in a garbage bag.
Sunday morning two hunters found a large garbage bag in the ditch in Gratiot County’s Seville Township.
They cut the bag open and found a human body in the bag and immediately called 911.
Deputies responded along with the MSP Crime Lab and began processing the scene.
The body was taken to a hospital in Lansing for an autopsy.
That autopsy found that the body was that of a man who was approximately 60 to 70-years-old.
According to Lt. McCullom of the Gratiot County Sheriff’s Office, the body has been identified as 67-year-old Robert Counterman Jr.
His last known address was in Gaylord, but he may have been staying somewhere downstate.
The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 989.875.5214.