Authorities: Body found in Grand River likely there for days

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GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is checking with police departments upstream to try to identify a man whose body was pulled from the Grand River near Jenison.

Authorities said they were called to the river near Riverview Drive in Georgetown Township around 1 p.m. Thursday, after a dog walker spotted the body in the water.

Capt. Mark Bennett told 24 Hour News 8 Friday they believe the body had been in the river for one to two weeks.

While officers saw no obvious signs of injuries or trauma to the man, and the cause of death was ruled a drowning.

Authorities said he’s between 30 to 40-years-old, about 6 feet tall, 157 pounds, with brown hair and a goatee. He had a “DRH” in Old English font tattoo running down the upper portion of his left arm. He also had a blue cast on lower left arm from elbow to his wrist.

Authorities say so far they haven’t found any missing person reports that match the man’s description.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 616.738.4000 or Silent Observer at 877.887.4536.