The body of a 25-year-old man who went missing Christmas Eve was discovered Saturday, December 28 in Shiawassee County’s Bennington Township.
Kevin Bacon of Swartz Creek was supposed to meet with his family for breakfast on Christmas Day but never showed up. His parents called the police and a search got underway.
Police initially discovered Bacon’s car in a parking lot near the Family Dollar in Swartz Creek, with his phone, wallet and clothes. The search led to a residence in the 700 block of W. Tyrrell, where his body was located.
Police arrested a 50-year-old man on charges of open murder in connection with Bacon’s death. Police have not said how Bacon’s body was found, his connection with the suspect or how he was murdered. The suspect could be arraigned as early as Monday, December 30.
Prior to Bacon’s disappearance, he told his roommate, Michelle Myers on December 24 he was meeting a man from the dating app Grindr.
Bacon was a student at the University of Michigan-Flint and worked as a hairstylist in the Flint area. A GoFundMe page is available to help pay funeral expenses. YouTube personality Jeffree Star has donated $20,000.