Police: Hospice patient struggled with killer

Emergency responders on the scene of a suspicious death in Heritage Hill that was later ruled a homicide. (May 26, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The terminally ill cancer patient found dead in his apartment on Monday had struggled with his killer, Grand Rapids police said on Wednesday.

Police said they have all but ruled out the possibility of assisted suicide in the death of 63-year-old Glenn Converse.

“What we found at the scene just wouldn’t be consistent with that theory right now,” Grand Rapids Police Department Capt. Jeffrey Hertel said.

Detectives are questioning acquaintances, though they have not identified a suspect or a person of interest, Hertel said. They also haven’t released a cause of death.

Converse often had acquaintances over at his apartment at 340 Washington Street SE, Hertel said. He had a brother who hadn’t seen him in 20 years, police said.

Converse was under Hospice care and had been told he had just a few months to live, police said.

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