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Teen dead in Grand Rapids-area park; suspect in custody

A 16-year-old boy has been found dead in a park in Wyoming where police ruled his death a homicide.

Police say a dog-walker found the body of Michael White in Lions Park on Saturday.

There’s evidence of head trauma and an autopsy is slated to take place on Monday.

A suspect is already in custody.

According to MLive, White was found at 11:19 a.m. on the wooded patch of the park’s seven-acre northern edge.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call the Wyoming Police Department at 616 530 7300.

Mariano Avila is WGVU's inclusion reporter. He has made a career of bringing voices from the margins to those who need to hear them. Over the course of his career, Mariano has written for major papers in English and Spanish, published in magazines, worked in broadcast, and produced short films, commercials, and nonprofit campaigns. He also briefly served at a foreign consulate, organized for international human rights efforts and has done considerable work connecting marginalized people to religious, educational, and nonprofit institutions through the power of story.
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