A man’s body was found floating in the Huron River near Main Street at about 9:45 a.m. yesterday, police say.
Representatives from the Ann Arbor Police Department said they think they have identified the body, but are waiting to inform the next of kin before releasing the man’s identity. AAPD Lieutenant Angella Abrams said the man was not a University of Michigan student, though.
Though the cause of death is still unknown, Abrams said police don’t think it was the result of violence.
“There’s no reason to suspect foul play at this time,” Abrams said. “But we don’t know; it’s still under investigation.”
The subject was found face down in about 12 inches of water about 15 feet from the shoreline, according to Abrams.
After police were notified of the body, they came to the scene and roped off the area where it was found. Firemen pulled the body from the water and sent it to a medical examiner.
“The body appeared to have been in the water for some time,” Abrams said.
AAPD Sgt. Richard Kinsey did not return calls for comment yesterday, but he told The Ann Arbor News that a woman discovered the body while walking on a path near the Argo Dam. He said the woman called police and then waded into the river, holding onto the body so it wouldn’t go over the dam.
Kinsey said evidence at the scene indicated that the man had recently been treated at a hospital. An autopsy is scheduled to take place today.