Body found on Grand Rapids sidewalk

Police investigate after a body was found near Lyon Street and College Avenue NE in Grand Rapids. (Feb. 25, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A 40-year-old man was found dead on a Grand Rapids sidewalk Tuesday morning.

After family was notified Tuesday, the man was identified as Danny Paul Lester.

A passerby saw the victim and thought he was sleeping in the 500 block of Lyon Street NE near College Avenue.

A call was made to 911 for concern of the person being exposed to the cold weather.

Officers arrived and saw the man lying face-down. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police told 24 Hour News 8 a preliminary investigation shows no crime occurred related to the death.

An autopsy is scheduled and toxicology tests are being performed. Grand Rapids police say it could be several weeks before a cause of death is determined.

The Grand Rapids Police Department Major Case Team is investigating. Anyone with more information is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3604 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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