Found body identified as 1 of 2 missing men

A body found in southwestern Michigan in October 2011 has been identified as that of one of two missing men linked to a man authorities said was found with a bloody mattress in the back of a pickup truck.
AP Wire
Jan 17, 2012


The Kalamazoo Gazette and the Battle Creek Enquirer reported authorities announced Monday that the body found in Kalamazoo County’s Brady Township was that of 33-year-old Michael VanBuskirk of Battle Creek.

Harold Ordway faces a weapons charge after authorities said they found a gun following the minor Sept. 2 accident near Plainwell.

Authorities were investigating the 41-year-old’s possible involvement in the disappearance of VanBuskirk and 53-year-old Paul Atchley, who also had lived with Ordway and hasn’t been seen since August 2011.

Defense lawyer Thomas Clement said in an e-mail this morning that no other charges are pending.


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