Frozen Body Found On Lake Michigan Beach Identified

LUDINGTON, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – The frozen body of a man found on a remote Lake Michigan beach has been identified as a missing Wisconsin resident.

Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole confirmed Wednesday that the body belonged to 48-year-old Allen Townsend of Sheboygan.

Townsend last was seen in November in Wisconsin. Authorities believe his body drifted across the lake to western Michigan.

An autopsy was performed, but a cause of death has yet to be determined.

Three bicyclists found the nude, frozen corpse Tuesday night along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Mason County about 3 miles north of Big Point Sable Lighthouse. The Ludington Daily News reports that the body was about 65 feet from the water’s edge.

Cole has said the body may have been on the beach for months.

No foul play is suspected.

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