Police are investigating how Austin Culkins, a 20-year-old man from California, ended up in a Mundy Township field, the victim of an apparent homicide.

According to Lt. Matt Bade of the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County, Culkins was stabbed multiple times.

“We have several leads and subjects of interest that we are following up on,” Bade said.

Bade said this is an isolated incident and has nothing to do with Mundy Township where the crime occurred.

Bade said police do not know how long Culkins has been in the local area. “It seems he moved around a lot,” he said.

Residents in the area of Baldwin and Jennings roads, called 911 just before 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21. Residents said they saw a truck by some trees in the middle of their farm field and found the man dead lying next to it.

Metro Police Authority of Genesee County arrived at the scene just after 11 a.m. Although they indicated the man showed signs of apparent injury, they could not at the time describe the type of injuries he sustained.

A Michigan State Police Crime Lab spent several hours gathering evidence at the scene Saturday.

Investigators are working with all leads obtained so far and are seeking more leads from the public. Anyone with information is asked to call the Metro Police Authority of Genesee County at (810) 820-2190.


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His name is Austin Culkins, not Calkins.

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