Michigan State Police Locate Terry Trafford’s Body in Vehicle

03/18/2014:  Dedicating Today in Memory of Terry Trafford http://bit.ly/1qQ3sL0


Breaking News:  Thursday, 03/13/2014, Terry Trafford Died From Possible Asphyxiation http://bit.ly/1evxAmb

Funeral Services for Saginaw Spirit Hockey Player Terry Trafford Announced

SAGINAW, MI – Michigan State Police confirm that they have found Terry Terry TraffodTrafford’s truck.  It was found in a Walmart parking lot in Saginaw Township. Police were on the scene of the Walmart at 5825 Brockway Rd at 4:30 PM.

They also confirm that Terry Trafford’s body was found in the truck.

Though not confirmed, sadly, it is believed that Terry Trafford committed suicide.

20 year old Trafford had been missing for 8 days.  Trafford was suspended from the Ontario Hockey League team prior to his disappearance on Monday, March 3, 2014 from The Dow Events Center in Saginaw, MI. He was from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Saginaw – It is with very heavy hearts that we announce that late this afternoon we were informed by the Michigan State Police that the body of Terry Trafford has been found.

Our deepest condolences are with Terry’s family and his friends both in Ontario and Michigan.  Terry played on our team and was a member of the Spirit family for the last four years and he will be missed.

We have reached out to Terry’s parents and will look to provide them with support over the coming days.  In addition, we met with team players and staff this evening, along with our Team Chaplain.

On behalf of the Spirit we would like to thank the police who were looking for Terry, the media for providing updates and all who provided information.  The coming days will be difficult and we will endeavor to keep the community and media apprised of arrangements and other details.

An online sympathy card is available for you to sign that will be presented to Terry’s family.

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24 Comments on "Michigan State Police Locate Terry Trafford’s Body in Vehicle"

  1. Brian L. Thompson | March 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm |

    Dedicating Today in Memory of Terry Trafford http://bit.ly/1qQ3sL0

  2. Brian L. Thompson | March 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm |

    Breaking News: Thursday, 03/13/2014, Terry Trafford Died From Possible Asphyxiation http://bit.ly/1evxAmb

  3. Rip Terry, Ive enjoyed watching you play the last 4yrs & going to the Dow wont be the same without seeing you out there on the ice :'( Sending love & prayers to his family/Skye/friends/teammates/fans & the whole Spirit Organization…We will never forget you Terry, you'll always be in Our hearts <3


  5. Brian L. Thompson | March 13, 2014 at 2:51 am |

    You have our deepest sympathy. Prayers for you and your family during this time. It is obvious that your brother was a very loved young man.

  6. Linda Kolinski Gazsi | March 12, 2014 at 9:32 pm |

    very sad

  7. and i just waited on him at work not too long ago

  8. Kristin Hatfield | March 12, 2014 at 11:12 am |

    So sad.

  9. Debra Schultz Lillywhite | March 12, 2014 at 2:53 pm |

    My heart goes out to all family and friends …..so very very sad

  10. Nicole Renee Mitchell | March 12, 2014 at 1:09 pm |

    Rest in heaven, Terry. So tragic.


  12. Brian L. Thompson it doesn't matter if it WAS there the whole time. This poor man is still dead. I'm not into your psycho babble. I just get really tired of jerks like yourself taking a sensitive situation and turn into some sort of platform for controversy. It's not the time and place. I'm wasting my breath though. You'll never understand that even if your question is answered that it changes nothing for this family. What I have, sir, that you think is "going on here" is empathy. Go out and grab yourself a big bag of it, you need it.

  13. thoughts and prayers to all of Terry's family and friends.

  14. So very sad, I heard he killed himself with horse tranquilizers and his body sat behind walmart on brockway for 4 days in his car:(

  15. Linda Honeybee Lara | March 12, 2014 at 4:35 am |

    Wow Jennifer Thurman I wondered what the hell happened, I just heard that they found his truck at Walmart..smh..damn, that's horrible 🙁

  16. There is not any sport that any person should feel that life is not worth living, So sorry for him and his family, Prayers going out to them.

  17. Brian L. Thompson | March 12, 2014 at 3:53 am |

    Autumn Moore I have no reason to delete my comments. You seem to have something else going on here that I frankly my dear dont really give a damn about. A young man is gone. I, like many others, would like to know if his truck had been there all along and no one noticed. Maybe the question will be answered if Walmart security video is available.

  18. Brian L. Thompson | March 12, 2014 at 3:39 am |

    Autumn Moore Take a look at a google map. Spirit offices are located at 5789 state street saginaw mi. Their offices are within proximity to the parking lot of Walmart. You seem to be wanting to have a fight over something you have not even investigated yourself of why would I ask such a question. Take the chip off your shoulder and look at something from another persons view beyond your tunnel vision.

  19. Brian L. Thompson | March 12, 2014 at 3:15 am |

    Autumn Moore He was found behind the Spirit Offices in the Walmart parking lot. It would seem that Walmart security would have noticed it as well. So why was my question inappropriate?

  20. So sad!!!! Praying for all the families and friends of Terry.

  21. Sending thoughts and prayers to all that knew him.

  22. Deb Anderson Durham | March 12, 2014 at 12:57 am |

    Jennifer Thurman This story is sad enough as it is…..details like this are not necessary. Thoughts and prayer are with his family, friends and team mates.

  23. Brian L. Thompson | March 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm |

    It begs the question, he had been missing for 8 days, if his truck has been there all this time, how could it have been missed ?

  24. Brian L. Thompson | March 11, 2014 at 9:58 pm |

    Prayers to his family and friends

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