Body found in marina identified as missing Grand Traverse County man
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:36:11 GMT —
Police are releasing the identity of a body found in the Clinch Park Marina.
The victim was positively identified as Jeremy Zerbe, 35, of Grand Traverse County.
Zerbe's body was found Monday pinned underneath a wooden raft floating near the break wall. Police said the body was likely in the water for a couple of months.
The cause of death was ruled as "cold water drowning" and has been ruled accidental.
Zerbe was last seen in February before walking away from the Munson Behavior Health Hospital in Traverse City. The date of death is on or about February 26, 2014, the day Zerbe was reported missing.
Traverse City Police do not believe that the raft had anything to do with Zerbe's death, but that the wind and waves pushed the swim platform and Zerbe's body to the same location in the Marina.