COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The body of a missing Coopersville man was found in a storm sewer Wednesday, authorities say.
A positive identification confirmed Thursday the body was that of Erik Johnson, 28, who went missing two and a half weeks ago.
Johnson’s body was discovered around 10:30 a.m. by workers at a construction site in the area of Center and Sunset streets in Coopersville, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said. It was in a drain pipe for the storm sewer.
The Coopersville Department of Public Works and the Ottawa County Technical Rescue Team were called in to pull the body from the pipe.
Johnson walked way from his home around 5 p.m. Aug. 13 and had last been seen around 3:30 a.m. Aug. 14 on Danforth Street near Eastmanville Street, less than a mile from where the body was found. Earlier this month, authorities said he may have been disoriented and looking for shelter from poor weather.
An autopsy was conducted but toxicology test results were pending before the cause of death could be officially determined. Foul play is not suspected, the sheriff’s office said.