Eastern Michigan wide receiver Demarius Reed was found dead at an off-campus apartment building Friday, the school said in a release, and police are treating the death as a homicide. Ypsilanti PD discovered the crime scene at 7:15 a.m. and are investigating.
Ypsilanti police are investigating a homicide at the University Street apartments. pic.twitter.com/yKJ4nHK6wF— John Counts (@John_Counts) October 18, 2013
Reed, a junior who went to high school at Simon Academy in Chicago, signed to play football at Eastern Michigan in 2011. Details surrounding the incident have not been released, but police expect to release more information Friday afternoon, per MyFox Detroit.
Complete release from the school, which was emailed to Eastern Michigan students, faculty and staff:
Eastern Michigan University has confirmed with the Ypsilanti Police Department that the victim involved in the homicide investigation reported in the timely warning earlier today is Eastern Michigan University student Demarius Reed. He is a student athlete on the football team. As was reported earlier, the incident happened off campus in the 700 block of West Clark Rd., near the intersection of LeForge Rd. and Clark Rd. It was discovered at 7:15 this morning. Ypsilanti Police are investigating the death and are in close contact with the EMU Police Department. As soon as we learn additional information, we will share it with you. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734.483.9510.