GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a man found dead after a house fire in Grand Rapids was ruled a homicide.
The Grand Rapids Police Department didn’t release any additional details about the fire Tuesday afternoon, including exactly how 41-year-old Todd Cappendyk died.
Firefighters were called to the scene on Oakwood Avenue NE north of Knapp Street around 11 a.m. Sunday on a report of smoke rising from the house. After dousing the fire, firefighters searched the home and found Cappendyk dead.
Cappendyk’s father previously told News 8 Cappendyk was paralyzed from the chest down and used a wheelchair.
The homicide is still being investigated.
Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call detectives at 616.456.3380 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.