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Body found in Lake Macatawa

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:43 PM
bvargo@grandhaventribune.com 616-842-6400 ext. 231

“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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