A RENOWNED neurosurgeon’s car was dumped elsewhere before the doctor’s body was discovered at his home, police said.
Devon Hoover, 53, was found Sunday with a single gunshot wound to the head following a welfare check at his Detroit, Michigan home.
His body was wrapped in plastic wrap and dumped in the attic of the home in Detroit’s historic Boston-Edison neighborhood.
Police have not yet arrested any suspects or released a motive, but said the killing could be linked to a domestic incident that turned violent.
Investigators added that they only found Hoover’s car later because it had been dumped at a different location, FOX2 reported.
Hoover worked at Ascension Hospital in Detroit, specializing in neck and back disorders.
In 2008, he was named to The Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Top Docs” list.
His patients have spoken about his death, calling him a beloved doctor.
Julia told WXYZ the doctor helped her walk again after treating her for a spinal problem since 2007.
“I thank him because my life could have been very different for the past 15 years without him,” she said.
She was shocked to learn of the doctor’s death on social media.
“I went on Facebook and saw his picture and I was like, oh, he must have gotten an award,” Julia said.
“So I put my glasses on and my daughter was outside with the dog and I just started screaming.”
Hoover’s neighbor Jonathan Shearrod was also devastated by the murder.
“It will take some time before you realize what happened,” he said.
The doctor lived alone in the historic house for 15 years, but often invited friends and neighbors over.
Hoover was also well respected by his associates at Ascension, who released a statement of his death.
The surgeon “was a dedicated and respected member of the Ascension Michigan family and will be greatly missed by our community,” a hospital spokesman told the US Sun.