Detroit firefighter found murdered at his home

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David Madigral - Detroit Firefighter

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old Detroit firefighter has been found dead in his home on the city’s west side.

Detroit police that David Madrigal’s body was found Monday night and his SUV was missing along with other property.

Madrigal’s body was found by his son, who had gone to check on his father.  He likely had been dead for a day or so and was seated in a chair.

The SUV was later recovered. No weapons were found at the scene.  The upstairs bedroom had been ransacked, according to Detroit police and a floor safe was missing.

The Detroit Fire Department says Madrigal was with the department for 25 years.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police.  Crime Stoppers has offered a $2,500 reward leading to an arrest in this case.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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1 Comment

  • Jermaine

    Still think bailing out Detroit was the right thing to do?
    Still think Detroit is on its way back?
    Still think that it is going to be anything other than what it has been for the last 40 years…a filthy, crime-ridden cesspool of humanity?

    Think again.

    All we have done by throwing money at it is keep it alive another generation. We haven’t changed what is wrong with it, we have only kept it going. Typical political strategy. Leave it for the next guy. As long as it doesn’t die on my watch we are all good. Bottom line though…it is still collapsing. It is still getting worse, not better.