Traverse City Police Have Person of Interest in Murder of Homeless Man

Police have a person of interest in the killing of a homeless man last week in Traverse City.

Police say they’ve served two separate search warrants in connection with the murder investigation. 

62-year-old James Chisolm was found near the Boardman Lake Trail in what police call a violent murder.

As part of their investigation, Traverse City police say they searched two homes simultaneously Wednesday afternoon. One at an apartment on Newport Street in Traverse City, less than a mile from the crime scene along Boardman Lake.

The other was served at a home near Sacramento, California.

The sheriff’s office dive team helped with the initial search for evidence.

“It has helped, but again, I don’t want to comment on any specific evidence that we’ve located or haven’t located at this point. But they’ve been of great assistance, and they’ve offered to dive again if we need that,” said Captain Jim Bussell with the Traverse City Police Department.

Police haven’t said what they were looking for or what they found, either in the lake or with the new search warrants.

While there is a person of interest now, no arrests have been made.