DETROIT (WWJ) – Police were working Monday to identify the body of man pulled from the Detroit River over the weekend.
Police said the body — of a black man in his late 30s to late 40s — was found by a fisherman Saturday afternoon, floating in the water in the Humbug Marina near Gibraltar.READ MORE: Red Wings Hire Lightning Assistant Derek Lalonde As Coach
Gibraltar Police Chief Larry Williams said an officer responded to the scene and confirmed the discovery.
“We then contacted the Downriver Dive Team; the Downriver Dive Team responded, the body was removed from the water, and it was taken to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Officer for identification,” Williams said.
Talking to the Downriver News-Herald, Police Lt. Ray Canterbury said the body looked as if it had been in the water for several weeks, if not longer; and may have floated down the river into the marina. He said there were no “evident” signs of foul play.READ MORE: Troubling Arsenic Levels Found At Some Detroit Demolition Sites
Williams said an autopsy was completed but no information about a cause of death is being released at this time.
The man was wearing white Nike tennis shoes, painter style blue jeans, a black belt and two t-shirts.
“There was a black colored shirt with the words ‘Cherry Optical’ on the front of the shirt. It was very distinctive,” Williams said. The other t-shirt was a gray with the word “Vikings” and what appeared to be the Minnesota Vikings mascot.MORE NEWS: Michigan Republican Party Submits Nominees For Election Board
Anyone who might know this man or who has information about this case is asked to call the Gibraltar Police Department at 1-734-676-1022.