UPDATE: Police investigating human remains found in vehicle following fire

UPDATE: JULY 17th, 10:25 A.M. — Detectives from the Michigan State Police (MSP) St. Ignace Post have identified the victim whose remains were discovered when troopers responded to a burning vehicle last week.

Using dental records, detectives have determined the victim to be Douglas Kievit, 57 of Hessel.

Troopers were called to East Simmons Road, in Mackinac County’s Marquette Township, on Tuesday, July 10, around 6 a.m. following reports of a vehicle fully engulfed in flames in the middle of the road. The remains were discovered once the fire was extinguished.

The cause of the fire, and the cause and manner of death are still under investigation. If you have information about this incident, you are urged to contact the St. Ignace Post at 906-643-7582.


MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP (MACKINAC COUNTY) — Detectives from the Michigan State Police (MSP) St. Ignace Post are working to identify human remains discovered when troopers responded to a burning vehicle in Marquette Township in Mackinac County on Tuesday, July 10th.

Troopers were called to East Simmons Road around 6 A.M. following reports of a vehicle fully engulfed in flames in the middle of the road. The remains were discovered once the fire was extinguished.

Dental records and/or DNA testing will be used to help determine identity. The cause of the fire and the cause and manner of death are both under investigation. If you have any information about this incident, you are urged to contact the MSP St. Ignace Post at (906) 643-7582.