Oil Spill Cleanup Crews Find Body in Michigan river

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- An autopsy is planned on a body discovered over the weekend by crews doing oil spill cleanup work on a southern Michigan river.

The Kalamazoo Gazette and WWMT-TV report the autopsy is scheduled for Monday on the body of a man with a gunshot wound in the chest. Enbridge Inc. employees on an airboat discovered the body Saturday morning during a routine check of the Kalamazoo River in Calhoun County's Emmett Township.

Authorities haven't released the name of the man, whom they say is in his early 40s. Police have been searching the water for a gun.

The spill from an Enbridge pipeline happened in July near Marshall. Much of the cleanup has been finished but federal officials say some work continues.

The pipeline runs from Griffith, Ind., to Sarnia, Ontario.


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