HURON TWP. (WWJ) - Michigan State Police are becoming more concerned that an area along the Wayne-Monroe county border has become a dumping ground for dead bodies.
Police say the body of a man in his 20s was found Tuesday afternoon in a ditch along Will Carleton Road near Romine Road in Wayne County’s Huron Township. A truck driver passing though the area saw the body and called police. The victim has not yet been identified and the cause of death is unknown.
Nearly 24 hours earlier, the body of 27-year-old Tanisha Colton was found in a ditch alongside Newberg Road near Annabell Road in Monroe County’s Ash Township. The dump site is just south of Will Carleton Road and within two miles from where the man’s body was found.
Police say Colton, a mother of three, had been missing from the Flint area since March 13. Police are treating Colton’s death as a homicide and have a person in custody — although that person hasn’t been charged.
Both bodies were found in a rural area just west of bustling Telegraph Road in the Downriver community of Flat Rock. State police handling both investigations aren’t sure if the deaths are connected, but they are concerned that the area has become a dumping ground for bodies.
Police are asking residents of the area to be extra vigilant and keep an eye out for anything suspicious.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have information on either deaths to contact them at 734-242-3500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.