PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Investigators say a Grand Rapids man found dead in his friend’s driveway had injuries to his face.
That friend discovered 57-year-old Gregory Gietzen around 8:30 a.m. Sunday and called authorities.
Investigators say a preliminary autopsy shows Gietzen died from exposure to the frigid cold. However, he also had injuries to his face, which may have been caused by a fall or assault.
Gietzen was last seen alive around 8:30 p.m. Saturday leaving a bar near West River Drive and 4 Mile Road in Comstock Park. The Kent County Sheriff’s Office says Gietzen planned to visit his friend in the 4500 block of Bekinshire Drive NW, but never arrived.
Investigators are trying to determine if Gietzen used a ride share company or someone else for the ride. They’re hoping the driver can help them piece together the last moments Gietzen was alive.
Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at 616.632.6125 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.