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I would be interested in learning who the "hunters" were and what it was that they were "hunting" in late July.Aug 13 2023 rbbm.
SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — Officials in charge of a decades-old cold case in Shiawassee County are thankful their renewed investigative push is garnering fresh leads.Officials in charge of a decades-old cold case in Shiawassee County are thankful their renewed investigative push is garnering fresh leadswww.wlns.com
The case of Matthew Leach dates back to July 24, 1992, when Leach went missing after meeting his ex-girlfriend around 10 p.m. at the Colonial Coney Island in Flint.
After the two met, Leach reportedly walked away from her and was not seen again until a week later, when hunters found his body in a secluded wooded area near M-21 and Reed Road in Venice Township.
One month later after their reopening of the case, officials said things are heading in the right direction.
“We have interviewed many more witnesses than they did in the past,” Shiawassee County Sheriff Douglas Chapman said. “We are confident that someone is going to talk.”
“I’m very pleased that Crime Stoppers has now stepped in. The reward is now $7,500 for any information leading to an arrest and a conviction,” Chapman said.''
This is my very first post, but I can actually help here.I would be interested in learning who the "hunters" were and what it was that they were "hunting" in late July.
Michigan Hunting seasons usually run from September through February, with most hunters going afield between 20 October (opening day of small game season) and about 5 December (end of gun deer season).
Thank you for the clarification and information. And welcome to Websleuths.This is my very first post, but I can actually help here.
I live in Owosso Michigan, and know who the hunters that found the body are.
My father in law and brother in law.
They are avid hunters, but were not actually hunting that day. They were looking for places to hunt during deer season and just generally enjoying the outdoors. They lived very close to where he was found, and regularly went walking in nearby woods and fields scouting and planning for the next hunting season.
My father in law told me he smelled a foul odor and thought it was a dead deer so he and my brother in law followed the smell and came across the body of Matthew Leach.
I hope this helps in some way.