BREAKING: Body found in near Blissfield identified

Updated noon, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016:

BLISSFIELD – Preliminary reports on the death of a man found in the vicinity of a truck that had run through a North Blissfield Highway cornfield into a woods indicate  that Daniel Studnicka, 61, Blissfield, may have died of a medical issue, according to authorities.

F/Lt. Tony Cuevos of the Michigan State Police said an autopsy is scheduled for the victim early this afternoon whom he said had reportedly had a history of heart problems.

Death notice was made by Blissfield Police to his next-of-kin in Blissfield.

Authorities were called to a situation where a deceased person was found Tuesday mid-afternoon in the vicinity of a vehicle off the east side of North Blissfield Highway, just past the airport.

A local resident had alerted The Advance just after calling the authorities as he had noticed vehicle tracks through a cornfield earlier.

On Tuesday, he realized there was a vehicle at the end of those  tracks in a nine-acre wood lot and he called police. Authorities then found a dead person in the vicinity of the vehicle although it was not known immediately known what the manner of death had been. The vehicle was not visible from Blissfield Highway.

Other people have since reported they too had seen the tracks of a vehicle entering a field, but assumed it was a case of vandalism.

On scene were the Michigan State Police, Blissfield Township Fire Department, Madison ALS and David Nowland, medical examiner from the Lenawee County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Report filed by Melissa Burnor