Body found in Mitchell Creek

51-year-old Martin Avila’s body was found in Mitchell Creek just one day after Ferris students started classes. 

According to a press release from the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety, officers and rescue personnel responded to a report of a man’s body in Mitchell Creek just before 5 p.m., Aug. 29. 

The juveniles who called the authorities found the subject in a shallow area, according to the press release, which also stated that the autopsy results determined the death to be of natural causes.