Police confirmed that Jeff Scarbrough's body was found in his vehicle in the river near the Creston Road Public Boat Launch. The 29-year-old had been missing since Saturday, with search efforts intensifying Monday.
Family members said they last heard from Scarbrough on Saturday night when he used his phone while driving from a golf course in North Muskegon on his way to pick up his young son in Fruitport and take him to Chuck E. Cheese.
A resident who lives near the boat launch said he saw the Honda Pilot drive down the dirt road Saturday evening, but didn't think much of it until he saw reports about the search for Scarbrough. He checked his surveillance video and tipped off police using Silent Observer.
Capt. Clint Holt of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety said that the Silent Observer tip prompted investigators to go to the boat launch Tuesday. Police used a drone to spot the vehicle in the water, and they then deployed a dive team.
"I can't really speculate as to why he was here," Holt said.