MSP: Body found in Muskegon River is missing man

Posted at 9:21 PM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-27 13:11:41-05

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Mich. — Michigan State Police say the body they recovered floating in the Muskegon River Friday is a man who has been missing since November.

Troopers have identified the body as 60-year-old Donald Tiegen from Evart.

According to State Police, citizens made reports of a body floating in the Muskegon River near West 11th Street in Evart Township. When troopers went to investigate, they discovered the body and pulled it out of the water.

Tiegen has been missing since late November after his 2003 GMC Yukon had been found in a river near Trout Haven Drive in Osceola Township. At the time, Troopers were unable to find him.

The cause of death at this time isn’t clear, but State Police are investigating the death as accidental.