Police suspect drug overdose in missing man’s death

Courtesy photo of Mike Tungate. (Courtesy 'Help Find Mike Tungate' Facebook page)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities believe a missing man who was found dead behind a home in Battle Creek may have died from an accidental drug overdose.

The body of 54-year-old Michael Tungate was discovered in the backyard of a home near Riverside Drive and Sheffield Road on Friday.

One person is in custody facing charges related to Tungate’s death, according to a release from the Battle Creek Police Department.

Tungate had been missing from Emmett Township since March 5, according to the Battle Creek Inquirer. His car was found a few days later in a bank parking lot.

The Major Crimes Task Force is still investigating the incident.


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