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Arrest made in 2017 homicide of Ronald French

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Posted at 10:22 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 22:22:26-04

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the 2017 homicide investigation involving the death of Ronald French.

Joshua Joel Wessel, a 31-year-old man (second image), is in custody and is being accused of the murder of French.

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Booking photo of Joshua Wessel from July 2020, courtesy of Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office

Wessel is lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail, with his arraingment scheduled for tomorrow.

French was reported missing in 2017, and later found deceased in Wakeshema Township.

Additional information will be released once the individual is arraigned.