Missing father's car found outside Belleville church

WASHTENAW COUNTY, Mich. – Authorities in Washtenaw County are seeking a man who left his home Monday and never returned.

According to authorities, Marcus Esper, 56, left his Superior Township to go to a storage facility in
Ypsilanti Township. He hasn't been seen or heard from since then, and he missed his first day of work in 30 years.

UPDATE: Esper found dead in Van Buren Township

His vehicle was located Thursday, parked behind a church. Esper was not in it and his family was concerned.

"He's a very loved man. He's a good, solid family man; always provided for his family," his sister Johnna Esper said.

Esper is described as 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing about 235 pounds. He has brown and gray hair that is balding and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a gray hooded University of Michigan jacket, blue Sketchers shoes and a baseball cap.

Esper was driving a white 2013 Buick LaCrosse with a DNU8172 Michigan license plate.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s
Office at 734-994-2911.

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