Two men get probation in porch death

MARQUETTE – Two men arrested in connection with a man found dead on his porch were sentenced Monday in 96th District Court.

Jordan Joseph Beaudry, 19, and Christopher John Garrow, 17, both of Marquette, each was ordered to pay fines and costs of $955 on misdemeanor charges of failing to report the discovery of a dead body. They also were put on one year’s probation.

Felony charges of concealing the death of an individual had been dropped against both men, who had pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charges.

A Marquette police investigation revealed both men were in the company of Kyle Dowling, 22, on the night of his death. Dowling was found on the porch of his Lynn Street house Oct. 1, 2013.

Police said the men failed to summon medical assistance for Dowling, who was in obvious medical distress, and failed to report his death to the authorities.

Christie Bleck can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250.