Boyne City Police Department investigated a report of a body found outside of a house yesterday in the 400 block of S Park Street. Dec. 7.
The original caller stated that a man was deceased in the side yard of a house and had a gunshot wound.
Officers found the body of Robert McGarva, a 79 year old Boyne City man who lived several blocks from where he was found.
Investigators from the Boyne City Police Department, the Michigan State Police, and Dr. Kathy Wonski (one of Charlevoix County’s Medical Examiners), determined that there was no apparent gunshot wound.
Preliminary indications are that Mr. McGarva died as a result of a fall which caused a head injury.
The body was taken to Grand Rapids for an autopsy and the investigation continues.
Also assisting at the scene were Michigan State Police, Boyne City Fire Department, and Boyne City EMS.