Two men charged in murder of Crawford County man

Matt Smith and Dylan Zeigler were arraigned Wednesday evening on murder charges (Photo courtesy of Crawford County Sheriff's Office).

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Two men were arraigned on murder charges after a Crawford County man was found bludgeoned to death.

Dylan Zeigler, 18 from Romulus, and Matt Smith, 36 from Canton, were charged with open murder Wednesday evening and are being held without bond for the murder of 64-year-old Dennis Everson.

Everson's family reported him missing on July 6 and told deputies he had not been heard from since July 2.

Everson's body was found on family-owned property July 6.

Deputies said Everson had been bludgeoned to death several days before the body was found.

Zeigler and Smith will be back in court for a hearing on July 24.

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