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KCSO Conducts Death Investigation - Lowell Township

September 2nd, 2021 2:04 pm

Contact: Sgt. Joy Matthews
Email: joy.matthews@kentcountymi.gov
Supervisor Approval: Sgt. Bill Marks
Case Number: 21-141091
Type of Incident: Death Investigation

LOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (September 2, 2021) – The Kent County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation in Lowell Township.

On 09/01/2021 at 7:30 PM, deputies from the Kent County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 11000 block of Barnsley Road S.E. to check the well-being of a resident. Deputies arrived on scene and located Derek Thebo (32) of Lowell, and his son, Dylan Thebo (3), deceased inside the home.

The investigation is ongoing; however, there is no threat to the public. Autopsies were completed on 09/02/2021 by the Kent County Medical Examiner’s Office, who confirmed the cause of both deaths was gunshot wounds. Dylan’s death was ruled a homicide, and Derek’s death was ruled a suicide.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Kent County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division at (616) 632-6125.