EATON COUNTY, Mich. – The Eaton County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating the shooting deaths of a family as murder.
Deputies responded to a shooting on Old River Trail at 11 p.m. on April 13. They found Joseph Lechleitner, 47, and his 5-year-old child Vivian Zwick fatally shot.
They found 3-year-old Anson Zwick wounded, but alive. Anson Zwick died at a hospital.
The father lived in the Shingleton area of the Upper Peninsula. All three people were found in a residential neighborhood in Delta Township, all of them had been shot.
Investigators do not believe it was a random act of violence.
Anyone with information should contact Detective Ted Johnson at 517-323-8492 or leave a tip at 517-543-5433.
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