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Authorities ID recovered body as man who went missing in Lake Michigan

Posted at 2:37 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 14:48:55-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The body of a Muskegon City man who went missing in Lake Michigan this winter has been found and identified.

A forensic autopsy was performed today on the body of the male who was recovered in Lake Michigan yesterday, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office this afternoon.

The examination was performed by Dr. David Start at Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Start determined the cause of death to be accidental drowning.

The sheriff's office said the body was positively identified as 30-year-old Ramal Roby.

Roby went missing on Feb. 25 and "was presumed drowned."

Detectives from the sheriff's office have "been in contact" with investigators from the Muskegon Police Department since last night.

The office will now turn the investigation over to the Muskegon Police Department.