LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) -- Michigan State Police said Friday afternoon that they have found no evidence of the remains of Donald Dietz, a Saranac man who has been missing since 2007, but will conduct tests on metal grating dug up behind a Lowell garage after a cadaver dog indicated the presence of human remains at the excavation site.
The metal grating was dug up last Saturday at the Lowell home previously owned by Rami Saba, who was linked to Dietz' disappearance early on. Vic Weeks, a private investigator from Lowell, brought in a cadaver dog after unearthing the grates.
“We could see charred remains of what we weren’t sure, so we called the cadaver dog in,’’ Weeks said. “He did one dig, one sniff and sat down. And boy, was that good to see.’’
Michigan State Police are less convinced. Its cadaver dog did not indicate the presence of human remains behind Bowes Street garage, said state police Detective Rob Davis.