Autopsy inconclusive after body found on sidewalk

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Autopsy results on a man found dead on a Heritage Hill sidewalk are inconclusive.

A pedestrian found the man's body around 7 a.m. Tuesday on Lyon Street between College and Union Avenue. The victim is identified as 40-year-old Danny Paul Lester.

Grand Rapids Police Captain Eric Payne said a person walking on the sidewalk came across the body and initially thought the victim was sleeping. Paramedics were called and Lester was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say it appears the body was not lying on the sidewalk overnight.

Investigators are now waiting for toxicology results, which will arrive in three to six weeks. The Grand Rapids Police Major Case Team is investigating the death.


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