Missing man found dead under Detroit porch

A family's worst fear was confirmed after the body of their missing loved one was found in Detroit.

But it is the way Tyson Leftwich - who had been missing for months -  was discovered, that has police searching for clues.

On December 14 Leftwich's mother reached out to FOX 2 for help, saying her son who was diabetic and hadn't been seen for days and shared a picture.

The missing case was unsolved until Leftwich was found under a porch at a home on Bedford near Warren Avenue nearly four months later. His body had been shot.

Plywood covers the hole where the body of Leftwich was found, but the mystery is to how he got there.

With all the abandoned properties in the city, he was found in an occupied home.  The homeowner tells FOX 2 off-camera that on April 4, he came home from work and saw what he thought was a mannequin under the porch. A closer look led to a call to police.

"When the detectives came over, they asked us if we've seen this man and showed us his clothes and asked us if we've seen this person," said a neighbor who identified herself as Lisa. "We just told them no. There was nothing else we could tell him."

The man who made the discovery says Leftwich only had one shoe on. Other neighbors say the pictures shown by police showed him wearing a Polo jacket and pants.

There is also a small opening on other side of porch, leading many to wonder if Leftwich was hiding under the porch and possibly trying to get away from someone after being shot, then died as a result of those injuries.

"I'm sorry for that person," Lisa said. "Really sorry."

Detroit police said that there is currently no leads, no motive and no suspects. 

Unless someone comes forward, police says this mystery may never be solved.

Anyone with information should contact Detroit police at (313) 596-5300 or remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
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