Body in Lake Macatawa Identified

Posted at 3:57 PM, Jun 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-05 17:21:30-04

PARK TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that the body discovered two days ago in Lake Macatawa has been identified as Barbara Westveer, a 55-year-old Park Township resident.

Westveer was reported missing by her husband on May 29 after she failed to show up to a noon appointment.  The autopsy showed that the body sustained no traumatic injuries, and the cause of death will be determined by a toxicology report in approximately one week, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

A person on a Jet Ski saw the body floating on the north side of the lake at around 2:30 p.m. Monday, but according to Holland Coast Guard Chief Eli Paquette it could not be identified at the scene.