UPDATE: Lansing Police identify 7th homicide victim of 2017

Homicide victim Kevin Wirth of Lansing Photo courtesy: Christin Harris

UPDATE (9:00 a.m.) – The Lansing Police have released the identity of the city’s 7th homicide victim.

Kevin Wirth, 27, of Lansing was found dead inside a home on the city’s east side.

No other information is available on the cause of death.

No suspects have been identified as of now.

This story is developing today and will be updated online and on 6 News.

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Lansing Police Department launched its 7th homicide investigation of the year after a 27 year-old man is found dead inside his home.

It happened on the city’s East Side this morning just before 7:00.

“At 6:47 this morning we received an alarm from a residence in the 1100 block of East Kalamazoo Street…officers arrived and followed an unsecure door, went to clear the residence and discovered a deceased male inside,” said Lansing Police Sergeant Kevin Kilbourn.

Police say the victim is a 27 year old man…while they have not released his cause of death, they are ruling it as a homicide and right now Sgt. Kilbourn says police are working to track down any leads on possible suspects.

“We’re early in the investigation and so we’re still rolling everything together and it’s going to be a process,” Sergeant Kilbourn stated.

Kevin Smith lives a couple doors down from the house where the man was killed.

He says the whole thing is unusual as he rarely saw the 27 year-old inside the home.

“Just for a quick second like when he was going from his vehicle into the house but that was it…he was really a quiet guy, kept to himself, never heard a noise out of that house, no traffic,” said Smith.

Another neighbor who wishes to remain anonymous to protect his identity, says he finds the situation suspicious.

“He a quiet dude you see him when he leaving, you see him when he coming back but he you know was just quiet…he never be out door cutting no grass or nothing he would just come home and go in the house,” he said.

Currently, police are still investigating the cause of death and the victim’s name is not being released at this time as police work to notify his family.

They say they do not believe this was a random act.

In the meantime, if you have any information that can help police with this investigation they’re asking you to contact them by calling Crimestoppers at 517-483-stop.


(WLNS) – Lansing Police were called to the 1100 block of Kalamazoo Street where they found a 27-year-old man dead in the home.

LPD Sgt. Kevin Kilbourn told 6 News, an alarm went off at the home around 6:45 a.m. and police found the man dead in the house when they arrived.

Investigators have been at the home all morning, and police are waiting for a crime investigation unit from MSP to assist in finding more details on the murder.

Police have not confirmed if they are looking for a suspect at this point.

People around the area say they have never seen someone come in or go out of the home before.

6 News will be here for you with updates as we get them.

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