Man Found Dead on Heritage Hill Sidewalk Identified

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Dan Lester, Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Feb. 25, 2014) — The man found dead on a sidewalk in Grand Rapids’ Heritage Hill neighborhood has been identified as 40-year-old Danny Paul Lester.

Lester’s body was found at about 7am Tuesday morning in the 500 block of Lyon Street NE.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a release, toxicology results from his autopsy will take several weeks before an official cause of death can be determined.  Foul play is not suspected in the case.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3604 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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  • tracyd112

    RIP and i hope they figure this out quickly as a person this young just dont fall over dead while walking down the street. I wonder if it were a drug or Alcohol over dose and someone put him there or let him leave their place and he just fell.Whatever happened he is way to young to jist be laying dead on the side walk.

  • kfitz

    Tracyd112 this is a very good friend of my brothers!
    He describes him as….. "He was a very genuine, caring, sweet friend. From the 1st day I met him, I liked his sincerity, love for life, optimism, and deep care for his friends".
    He has had terrible problems with his spine and has been very sick; doctors could not determine what the problem was. He has even gone to Uof M seeking help. I would suspect that this might have something to do with the cause.

  • zphili

    You should NEVER ASSUME anything! I have known plenty of healthy young men that are around this age that were out jogging and died! That is cruel of you to accuse someone of doing something before you know all the facts and be so heartless to someone who died all alone!!!!!!!!!

  • Terry Binks

    Tracy seems upset and confused by this life which takes far too many of us too soon: whether by accident, illness, or foul play, the tragedy of such a loss from the perspective of those of us who remain behind in this fleeting moment-by-moment reality catches us off guard leaving us stunned and breathless. May this man’s soul find rest and his family find peace. This is a sobering opportunity to take pause to reflect upon how fragile this experience is, especially during such a harrowing winter. Be well and make the most of your time here!