Exposure caused deaths of 2 brothers found in tent

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CUSTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Northern Michigan authorities say exposure caused the death of two brothers found in a tent alongside following the cold and snowy winter.

People searching for deer antlers found the bodies of two long-dead men April 30 in a tent in Antrim County's Custer Township. It's near Mancelona and about 30 miles east-northeast of Traverse City.

Authorities used fingerprints and DNA evidence to identify the men as 51-year-old Robert Nothstine and 56-year-old Daniel Nothstine.

TV station WWTV-WWUP reported Thursday that authorities have determined the brothers died of exposure during one of Michigan's coldest and snowiest winters ever. Authorities say the tent had no heater.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle says the brothers walked into the woods near the Cedar River with a borrowed tent last summer and were never seen alive again.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 262928561 - wndu.com/a?a=262928561
Gray Television, Inc.