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No sign of foul play after body found in Roseville

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 34-year-old man found lying in an empty lot on Gratiot in Roseville, according to police.

The man was found dead around 8:50 a.m. near a small bulldozer on the 25600 block of Gratiot, in the lot of a former VFW hall, Deputy Chief Donald Glandon said in a press release.

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a 34-year-old man found lying on the ground Monday along Gratiot in Roseville.

"First indications are that the deceased had attempted to get into the cab of the bulldozer, seeking shelter from the weather," Glandon said.

The man had identification giving an address in Greenbush, Mich., but he was known to police as a homeless individual in the area, Chief James Berlin said.

"We believe he was intoxicated and he fell and hit his head and bled out," Berlin said. "There were no signs of foul play. It looks like he was trying to climb into the vehicle and fell back down."

Investigators were called to the scene by a passing motorist, Glandon said. The body was turned over to the Macomb County Medical Examiner's Office for an official cause of death.

Detectives have not released the man's name as they attempt to locate next of kin.

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