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Family identifies body found as Hunter Klompstra

Posted at 2:20 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 14:49:22-04

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. — Hunter Klompstra's body has been found, according to family involved in the search.

The family posted to Facebook Monday afternoon saying the police confirmed public suspicions from Saturday.

"...I am in a better place now no sadness here please don’t be sad for me it was my time to go home I will see you all someday just not to soon please..." A post on Klompstra's Facebook page read.

The Klompstra family added posts to the Missing Hunter Klompstra Facebook page.

"Please give our family time during this difficult time." and "...We are so glad to have found you."

Captain Mark Bennett of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office officially confirmed the announcement in a statement Monday afternoon.

"The body was positively identified as the missing Hunter Klompstra, and the cause of death appears to be drowning." Bennett said they do not suspect foul play after the autopsy was done.

A memorial for Hunter was placed where his body was recovered in the Grand River Saturday.

FOX 17 was alerted to a body found in the Grand River near Deer Creek Park during a search for Klompstra. Family, friends and strangers have helped search for Klompstra in the months since he went missing from a party on New Year's Eve.