Bank robbery suspect found dead by police identified, was from Flint

The bank robbery suspect that lead police on a car and foot chase that ended with the police finding him dead has been identified.

He was 43-year-old Michael Willingham of Flint.

On Tuesday night the Shiawassee County Sheriff's Office and the Bancroft Police Department were in pursuit of Willingham. Police had him as a suspect in a bank robbery in Meridian Township.

The chase went down I-69 to Grand River where police say Willingham lost control of the vehicle and went into the median.

Willingham then ran on foot into a wooded area west of Scribner Road and south of Grand River Road in Shiawassee Township.

Police tracked Willingham through the snow to a deer blind. At 10:30 pm the Michigan State Police Emergency Services Team was deployed. They found Willingham, apparently dead of suicide inside the deer blind.

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