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Body found on Grand Rapids' SW side

5:09 PM, Mar 26, 2013   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids Police have released the name of the person whose body was found on the southwest side Monday night.

The person has been identified as William James Tickner, 63, of Grand Rapids.

Police say the autopsy indicates that trauma was not a cause of Tickner's death.  Further toxicology tests are pending.  Police say foul play is not suspected.

Anyone with information is asked to call Grand Rapids Police at 456-3604 or Silent Observer at 774-2345.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids Police say foul play is not suspected after a body was discovered Monday evening. Around 6:30 p.m. a passerby came across a homeless man who was unresponsive in the area of Wealthy Street and Garfield Avenue SW.

Investigators say it appears the homeless man died of natural causes.

The medical examiner is investigating the death. Police have not released the man's identity or age.


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