Body of Matthew Lyzen found in Rochester

Matthew David Lyzen

Matthew David Lyzen

Matthew David Lyzen

“The outpouring of prayers, love, and support has been amazing. Somewhat overwhelming, and even nearly incomprehensible at times to think Matt, and everyone who loved him, could be so surrounded by love.” posted Becky Lyzen, mother of Matthew Lyzen, on her Facebook page Tuesday.

Matthew Lyzen went missing on January 24, 2014, after the Rochester Fire & Ice Festival. He had spent a lot of money at two restaurants that evening, not normal behavior for him according to his mother.

Official Statement from Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe

On September 4, 2014, Rochester City Police were called to the 300 block of Hacker, in the City of Rochester for a deceased person found on the property. The body was found by a worker doing clean up, in a wooded area, in the back of the property. Due to the description of the person and clothing, Rochester Police believed this might be a missing person reported to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office from Rochester Hills eight months ago. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, Rochester Hills Sub-Station responded to the scene.

The address where the body was found is located in the City of Rochester. Rochester Police turned the investigation over to Detectives from the Rochester Hills Sub-Station. The Forensics Lab responded to assist in the investigation. An Investigator from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office responded and took custody of the deceased for autopsy.

Due to the condition of the body, detectives provided dental records of the missing person to the medical examiner for comparison. The body was positively identified, from the dental records, as the person who had gone missing eight months ago from Rochester Hills. The Medical Examiner has ruled the cause of death as suicide.

Matthew Lyzen

Matthew Lyzen

Identified as Matthew Lyzen

While the official statement only mentions the deceased person as a 23-year-old male resident of Rochester Hills, The Oakland Press reported a representative from the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed they were the remains of Matthew Lyzen.

The Pixley Funeral Home is handling Matthew David Lyzen’s funeral arrangements. The family has decided to have no formal public services.

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