Detectives: Pastor staged suicide to look like murder

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The family of a pastor found shot to death in southern Kent County say investigators and the medical examiner got it wrong when they ruled it a suicide .

They believe Dale Cross was murdered along the shoulder of 68th Street SW near Burlingame Avenue, not far from his home.

But Kent County sheriff's detectives say they're certain that Cross, 66, staged his suicide on Aug. 6 to look like a homicide. They are closing the investigation.

"They said that this was suicide," said Cross's daughter, Tammy Blood. "He set it up to look like a murder, so my dad staged his own suicide to look like a murder, is what they said."




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