Police find body of missing hockey player
Mar. 12, 2014
SAGINAW, Michigan (AP) — The Saginaw Spirit minor league ice hockey team confirms that police found the body of 20-year-old player Terry Trafford, who disappeared eight days earlier after receiving discipline from the club.
The team says on its website that Michigan State Police informed officials of the discovery Tuesday afternoon.
The team says it has "reached out to Terry's parents and will look to provide them with support over the coming days."
State police Lt. Brian Cole told The Saginaw News and WJRT-TV on Tuesday that a trooper found a man's body in an SUV that matched the description of Trafford's vehicle.
Cole says a trooper spotted the vehicle in a Wal-Mart store parking lot in Saginaw County's Saginaw Township.
General Manager Craig Goslin says the team disciplined Trafford for breaking team rules.