NEWS RELEASE

Grand Rapids Police Department
APPROVED: Lt. Mark Ostapowicz FOR RELEASE: July 12, 2012 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Lt. Mark Ostapowicz Phone: 456-4079 Fax: 456-4490

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On July 12, 2012, at 0945, Officers from the Grand Rapids Police Department were dispatched to the area of the Grand River north of Riverside Park on a report of a body face down in the river. Officers and the Grand Rapids Fire Department located the victim in shallow water. The Grand Rapids Police Department Major Case Team is investigating the incident, and the identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 456-3604 or Silent Observer at 774-2345. Silent Observer can also be contacted anonymously at www.silentobserver.org. Sgt. James Potter Det. Erik Boillat

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1 Monroe Center, N.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-2906

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