Man found with dead man’s vehicle sentenced

Joshua Wessel
An undated mug shot of Joshua Wessel.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A  man who was allegedly found with a missing man’s vehicle a day after his body was discovered was sentenced Tuesday.

Joshua Wessel, 28, was found with Ronald French’s vehicle with the keys in his pocket, French’s family said.

Ronald French
An undated courtesy photo of Ronald French.

French had been missing for several weeks until his body was found by a farm worker in a line of trees between two fields near E V Avenue and S 45th Street in Wakeshma Township.

Wessel was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but received credit for 90 days already served on a charge of unlawfully driving away of an automobile.

There have been no charges filed in the death of Ronald French.