UPDATE: Body of missing AuTrain man found in Seney area

Thomas Leonard Szafran was last seen on August 24. His body was found inside an overturned truck on Sept. 16.
Thomas Leonard Szafran and his truck.
Thomas Leonard Szafran and his truck.(MSP Negaunee Post)
Published: Aug. 30, 2021 at 9:24 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2021 at 4:07 PM EDT
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ALGER COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Sept. 20: Michigan State Police say the body of a man missing in Alger County has been located in the eastern U.P.

According to the Michigan State Police, 62-year-old Thomas Leonard Szafran was missing from his home in AuTrain since August 24.

MSP says on Thursday, Sept. 16, a township employee was maintaining an area along M-28 in the Seney area when he observed vehicle tracks going approximately 100 yards into the heavily wooded ditch.

The tracks led to an overturned truck matching the description of the vehicle last driven by Szafran. MSP says that Szafran’s body was found inside the truck.

It appears the truck went off the roadway into the wooded ditch area and overturned. MSP says no foul play is suspected.

The crash remains under investigation by troopers from the Manistique Outpost.

ORIGINAL STORY: Michigan State Police Negaunee Post troopers are looking for a voluntary missing 62-year-old man from AuTrain.

Thomas Leonard Szafran is 5′9″ and weighs 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve white shirt with light gray shorts.

Police say he left his AuTrain home during the early morning hours on August 24 in a black 2011 GMC Sierra. His Michigan license plate number is 8MJJ28.

His truck has a pink colored ‘Munising’ sticker in the rear window and the truck is missing the tail gate handle.

Szafran has not been heard from since he left.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Negaunee Post at 906-475-9922, or the Alger County Sheriff’s Office at 906-387-4444.

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