Body found underneath raft at Clinch Park Marina

Traverse City Police say the body of a naked man has been found underneath a raft floating near the Clinch Park Marina break wall.

UPDATE: 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.

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.


The body of a naked man was found in the Clinch Park Marina.

A woman walking by alerted police to what she thought was a body around noon.

It was found pinned underneath a wooden raft floating near the break wall in the marina.

Several law enforcement agencies were on scene to help recover the body. It was ultimately recovered by a dive team around 2 p.m.

Police are working to identify the body. They say the man was of "medium complexion" and had long black hair. Police are matching tattoos on the body with a missing persons photo that was seen on Facebook.

Police say the body was likely in the water for "a couple months."

The body is being sent to Grand Rapids for an autopsy Tuesday morning. There are no visible signs of injuries.