Body found in Lake Macatawa

A body found floating in Lake Macatawa Monday afternoon is not that of a missing Norton Shores woman, according to Norton Shores Police Chief Dan Shaw.
Becky Vargo
Jun 4, 2013



“Body found in Lake Macatawa today does not match the description of Jessica Heeringa,” he tweeted on Monday.

An autopsy is being conducted today on the body observed floating about 2:30 p.m. Monday by a jet skier traveling through the area, said Lt. Steve Kempker of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Police recovered the body in the lake straight south of where Dyken Avenue dead-ends into the lake.

Kempker said police hoped to have a positive identification today, but that it might come down to using dental records.

Officials could not determine whether or not the body was a man or a woman.


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