Police: Man sought after body found on former Navy vesselin Port Huron

Associated Press

Port Huron – A 43-year-old man was being sought in connection with the slaying of a man whose body was found this summer on a former Navy training vessel in Port Huron.

Reginald Grasty is charged in a warrant with murder and mutilation of a corpse, according to Port Huron police.

This 2019 photo provided by the Port Huron (Mich) Police Department shows Reginald Grasty.

Grasty was believed to be homeless and has relatives in the Detroit area, police said.

The body of William Orlow, 44, of Port Huron, was found June 23 on the Grayfox, about 68 miles (109 kilometers) northeast of Detroit.

Grayfox Association board chair Jim Semerad has said Grasty lived on the ship with Orlow for about two weeks in October 2019 as a part of a program the Grayfox once provided, the Times Herald of Port Huron reported.

The program allowed those going through tough times to work on the ship and learn job skills.

Semerad said Orlow was asked to leave the ship after he violated ship rules by drinking.

No one will be living on the ship this winter, Semerad said.