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Mich. man arrested after body of man found in bag

Associated Press

Gaylord – Authorities say a man has been arrested after a body was found by hunters earlier this month in a large plastic bag in mid-Michigan.

The man was being held in the Otsego County Jail pending an arraignment after being arrested Friday.

The body of 67-year-old Robert Jack Counterman Jr. was found March 11 by rabbit hunters in a ditch in Gratiot County’s Seville Township.

Counterman’s last known address was in the Gaylord area.

The death is being investigated as a homicide, but Counterman’s cause of death hasn’t been released. Gratiot County Sheriff Doug Wright tells The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant that evidence found in Gaylord included what appeared to be a blood splatter on a wall.