City man’s death investigated

MARQUETTE – An autopsy was being conducted this morning at Marquette General Hospital in the Marquette City Police Department’s continuing investigation into the unwitnessed death of a 22-year-old Marquette man who was found unconscious Tuesday morning on his front porch.

Detective Captain Gordon Warchock said police were called to the residence at about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

“Upon arrival, an officer was directed to an unconscious male subject lying on the front porch of 1443 Lynn St.,” Warchock said in a news release. “Officers discovered, when making contact with the male subject, that he was deceased.”

Police identified the man as Kyle Patrick Dowling, 22. Police said Dowling lived at the home and was last seen alive Monday evening.

Warchock said the cause of death was undetermined and an investigation was under way. More information was expected to be released after results of the autopsy were determined.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Marquette City Police Department at 228-0400.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. His email address is