Man allegedly moved murder victim’s body

)Robert McCombs (courtesy Kent County Correctional Facility website - Dec. 20, 2013)
)Robert McCombs (courtesy Kent County Correctional Facility website - Dec. 20, 2013)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A suspect in the homicide of a Grand Rapids man faces another new charge.

Robert McCombs was arraigned Thursday on charges of tampering with evidence and conspiracy to tamper with evidence — both 10-year felonies — in connection to the death of Steven Day.

Day was found dead in the snow in December by a passing motorist along the side of 16 Mile Road near Myers Lake Avenue NE in Nelson Township, east of Cedar Springs.

During a hearing to establish probable cause for the new charges, a detective testified McCombs helped move Day’s body.

The detective also said a witness said McCombs and his co-defendant Roger Musick were in the same residence as Day before his death. A statement and GPS evidence also revealed that McCombs disposed of some of Day’s property.

McCombs, 63, and 38-year-old Musick were originally arrested in December on homicide charges, but they were both released because the Kent County Prosecutor Office said it did not have enough evidence to prove which of them killed Day.

Both have were rearrested this month on lesser charges. McCombs already faced a charge of obstruction before Thursday’s arraignment and Musick is also charged with tampering with evidence. Investigators say he tampered with Day’s body.

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