FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – Officials have identified human remains found in Farmington Hills this week as those of a man who went missing from his Novi office back in June.

On June 14, 38-year-old Howell resident Patrick Keough walked away from his office, leaving behind a note indicating he may harm himself.

Earlier this week, police received a call from a private contractor reporting he found human remains in a wooded area near Halsted and 13 Mile roads. Upon further investigation, a severely decomposed body was found in a creek bed.

The remains were taken to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office, where they were positively identified as Patrick Keough.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Keough family,” said Novi Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police David E. Molloy. “Although this brings closure to Mr. Keogh’s disappearance, it is by no means the outcome for which we were hoping.”

The cause of death has yet to be determined, but police do not suspect foul play.


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