Yesterday, authorities discovered the body of a truck driver in a burned out truck on the city’s west side.
Detroit police say the driver had been shot before the truck was set on fire.
7 Action News reports that the delivery driver had arrived early for his delivery at ThyssenKrupp Materials on Junction, near McGraw, and was waiting to unload. While he was waiting, he was shot and killed, then his truck was set on fire.
Investigators found five shell casings outside of the truck.
The driver has been identified as 31-year-old Mike Boeglin, a husband and soon-to-be father from Ferdinand, Indiana.
Authorities believe robbery was the motive for the crime.
Boeglin’s widow, Ashley, spoke with 14 News in Detroit. She said Boeglin was excited to return home for the weekend to work on the nursery for their unborn baby. She said with her husband gone, she has no one to help get the house ready for the baby’s arrival.
An account has been set up for donations on the family’s behalf at the German American Bank.
Mrs. Boeglin thanked the public for their prayers and support.
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