Shannon Murphy of The Flint Journal Reports:
Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton said Dudley was a witness in the murder of Kaneco A. Parson, a friend who police believe was killed with a sledgehammer. Dana Sebastian is awaiting trial for the slaying.
Dudley testified in District Court that he had gone to Sebastian's home looking for Parson. In exchange for his testimony, charges against him in a drug case were reduced.
Leyton, however, said police have other leads they are following and don't believe Dudley's death is linked to his testimony.
"I think it's unlikely his death is linked to this case because Sebastian is in jail and is not somebody who we believe could arrange this from in there," Leyton said.
For a map of Flint homicides, go to the Flint Murder Map.