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Police: Ypsilanti man, 71, found slain in home

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

Ypsilanti police are seeking suspects in the slaying Thursday of a 71-year-old man at his home.

Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Charles when a neighbor requested a welfare check for the man after finding some of his personal items outside the house about 10 a.m., police said in a statement.

Officers found the man dead on the floor.

Police described the incident as a homicide and said a “cutting instrument” was used, but did not release additional details Thursday night.

“Officers are conducting interviews, but at this time, no one is in custody,” said a statement from the Police Department.

Police also said someone was taken into custody for an interview and evaluation after an incident reported about 11:15 a.m. in Prospect Park, east of Charles. “It is not known yet if the subject has ties with the homicide,” police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. Deric Gress at (734) 482-9847 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP (773-2587).