GRPD investigating 2 deaths on West Side

Grand Rapids, Quarry Avenue NW, death investigation
Grand Rapids police block off a stretch of Quarry Avenue NW as they investigate the deaths of two men. (Dec. 17, 2017)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police are investigating after two men were found dead on the city’s West Side Sunday evening.

The Grand Rapids Police Department says officers were initially called to a residence in the 1200 block of Quarry Avenue NW north of Leonard Street around 8:45 p.m. on a report of a medical emergency after family members discovered the two men unconscious.

On Monday, GRPD identified the men as 26-year-old Kenneth Johnson and his uncle, 41-year-old Christopher Luster. Police say the men lived together at the home.

The causes of the men’s deaths are not yet known; there were no obvious signs of trauma, police said. Autopsies were scheduled for Monday afternoon.

Quarry was blocked off while emergency responders were on the scene.