DETROIT – A 21-year-old man found dead Saturday in the elevator shaft of a vacant building is believed to have fallen while playing a game of hide-and-seek, police said.
According to officials with the Detroit Police Department, the man, whose identity has not been released, was with a group of friends suspected of trespassing between midnight and 1:30 a.m. when they played the game on the ninth floor of the building on Detroit’s east side. Police said the man was running to hide and possibly fell through the elevator shaft.
The group of friends could not find him and left the building, police said. They returned later Saturday morning and found the victim’s body on the first floor in the elevator shaft, covered in debris. Police in a text message described the building as part of the Detroit Packard Motor Company plant, which is less than 2 miles to the east.
The incident is under investigation.
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