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Police find the body of Buena Vista Township murder suspect

25-year-old Joseph Black was accused of murder and assault with intent to murder in separate incidents
Joseph Black is accused of killing a man in Buena Vista Township in December 2019 and assault...
Joseph Black is accused of killing a man in Buena Vista Township in December 2019 and assault with intent to murder in Saginaw over a year later.(source: WJRT)
Published: Jan. 8, 2021 at 12:01 PM EST
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SAGINAW COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - Police found the body of homicide suspect in the Saginaw area less than 24 hours after he was accused in a separate crime.

Michigan State Police say 25-year-old Joseph Black was found dead in Saginaw County on Friday. No information was released about the circumstances that led to his death.

Black was accused in a December 2019 killing in Buena Vista Township and had been on the run since. Black allegedly Richard Townsend Jr. around 10 p.m. Dec. 9, 2019, in the 3100 block of Mysylvia Drive near Saginaw.

Investigators believe Black was involved in a separate assault with intent to murder incident Thursday afternoon in the city of Saginaw.

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