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Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday July 18th, 2018 :: 09:54 a.m. EDT


UPDATE: Man found deceased. Family has been identified.

A short time ago the family of Mr. Newsome was identified. The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone who assisted in sharing the story of Mr. Newsome and for your assistance in connecting us to his family. 

Yesterday, at 2:27pm Washtenaw Metro Dispatch received a call of a possible body behind the Walmart shopping center on Ellsworth Rd. in Ypsilanti Township. Deputies arrived on scene to find 49 year old Alven Newsome deceased. It appears that Mr. Newsome had been living in the wooded area behind the shopping center where he was found. There were no signs of foul play and at this stage we believe he may have died of natural causes. Although we have been able to identify Mr. Newsome we have not been able to locate any known family members.

Alven Newsome
49 Years Old, 5’7”
White male, Green eyes, Gray hair
Last known address was in Ann Arbor

If you have any information who the family of Mr. Alven Newsome is please contact the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. You can reach us at 734-994-2911 or through our confidential tip line (734-973-7711) or through the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK UP (1-800-773-2587).

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
2201 Hogback Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 734-971-8400

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