Victim was shot then dumped in Pontiac's Osmun Lake
PONTIAC, Mich. (WJBK) - A 20-year-old man was pulled from a lake in Pontiac in what police are investigating as a homicide. Police say the man was shot several times.
According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, a mother called authorities when her son and his cousin had found blood clothing while fishing in Osmun Lake at Stanley Park.
Deputies found tire tracks that entered the park from Cortwright Street that lead to a pair of benches near the dock. That's where deputies found the vehicle had hit one of the benches.
Body recovered from Pontiac's Osmun Lake
Police say there appeared to be drag marks and a blood trail and that lead out to the dock, then ended on the dock where a section of railing was missing. The man's body was found adjacent to that section of missing railing. The bloody clothes were found in nearby weeds and appeared to have a bullet hole.
While police investigated the scene, other deputies were sent the 200 block of Oliver where someone had reported a missing person. They said that person was last seen getting into a black Pontiac Grand Prix.
Police say car parts at the scene of the incident were identified as belonging to a black Pontiac Grand Prix.
Additionally, Waterford police had recovered a stolen black Pontiac Grand Prix out of Scott Lake earlier that day and confirmed the damage to the vehicle is consistent with the car parts found at Stanley Park.
Police confirmed the man was the missing person from the Oliver Street location.
Officials are still investigating and an autopsy is pending.