UPDATE: Grosse Pointe Farms Police Identify Man Who Died While Jogging

The man was a Grosse Pointe Farms resident, according to police. His name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

UPDATE 11:06 P.M. Grosse Pointe Farms police said they have identified a man who collapsed and died while jogging on Grosse Pointe Boulevard on Friday night.

According to a Nixle report, the man is a Grosse Pointe Farms resident. His name is being withheld pending notification of his family.


are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who collapsed and died while jogging on Grosse Pointe Boulevard on Friday night.

Grosse Pointe Farms Lt. Richard Rosati said an unidentified white male—about 6-feet-1 and 180 pounds and in his mid 60s—collapsed at about 8:50 p.m. Friday while running east on Grosse Pointe Boulevard near Hall Place.

Police said the man had blue eyes and gray hair, was of slender build, and was wearing dark shorts and a gray T-shirt, according to a Nixle report.

The T-shirt had a graphic with the letters "IMMUNI-T." The letters "ICS" were in the lower corner of the shirt.

Grosse Pointe Farms police released a sketch of the man on Saturday night.

A passing motorist saw the man fall, called emergency personnel and tried to assist him.

Rosati said police and medics soon arrived on the scene, where they performed CPR on the man.

The man was taken to in Detroit, where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone with information about the man’s identity is asked to call Grosse Pointe Farms police at 313-885-2100.

NOTE: This story was updated on Saturday at 3:51 p.m. to include additional information about the man, including what clothes he was wearing. This story was updated again on Saturday at 5:09 p.m. with more details about the man, including that his eyes were blue and the graphic on his T-shirt. This story also was updated at 10:19 p.m. Saturday to include the police sketch of the man.

walden schmidt August 05, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Why was he transported to St. John when the Cottage/Henry Ford was right across the street?
Robert P. August 05, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Cottage isn't a level 2 trauma like St. John is. They are better equipped to handle a situation like this.
Mark August 05, 2012 at 02:13 AM
My guess would because Cottage is no longer a true hospital and St Johns has more tertiary care and a trauma center.
Hillary Kurtz August 05, 2012 at 05:43 AM
thats just awful...he must of had a family or someone who is looking for him!!
GP For Life August 05, 2012 at 07:09 PM
This is why I don't run. My condolences to the family.
John F Martin August 06, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Cause of Death: Running Really? I'm pretty sure that's not in the medical examiner's lexicon.
Tim August 07, 2012 at 05:45 AM
Your posts are so insightful Mark, especially your knowledge of the health care industry.
Scott Lewis August 07, 2012 at 03:10 PM
They have released the victim's names. Why no update?
Marilyn McGraw August 08, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Where have they released the victim's name?
Katie August 09, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Gerald Van Vliet. Wife Polly Hardy.


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