A leader of the Nation of Islam made an appearance in Kent County Circuit court on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.

Louis Farrakhan was present to show support for a wrongful death hearing of a man who drowned in Muskegon back in Sept. 2014.

Robert Dion Muhammad, of Grand Rapids, went missing while swimming at Muskegon State Park. Divers later located his body after a grid search.

The lawsuit, filed by the nation of Islam, claims authorities failed to properly investigate his death, and could never explain bloody injuries to Muhammad's face. Muhammad died while out on the water with co-workers.

"He wasn't just a member of the Nation of Islam but a minister of the Nation of Islam and a committed father and husband and for that he deserves even in death our commitment to pursue justice on his behalf and for his family," says Berve Power his attorney.

Muhammad was a representative of Louis Farrakhan, and was married with eight children. The hearing continues Thursday, Aug. 24.

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