Body found in Clinton River in Mount Clemens identified

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

A 60-year-old homeless man found dead Tuesday in the Clinton River has been identified, but his cause of death remains unclear, officials said.

Anthony Curtis Ramar was found floating in the water at 8 p.m. near the Mount Clemens YMCA and MacArthur Park, according to the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office. There were no signs of foul play.

He was found by a 51-year-old Harrison Township man boating with his family near 32 Riverview, Lt. John Michalke said.

“(The body) was about 5 feet off shore and it was tangled in some debris,” Michalke said. “The boater called 911 and our marine division went out and recovered the body.”

Ramar had identification and was recognized by sheriff’s deputies who work at the Mount Clemens substation, Michalke said.

“He’s someone the deputies recognized,” Michalke said. “He’s described as a homeless man who was frequently in the downtown Mount Clemens waterfront area.”

Officials released a statement later Tuesday confirming the man was recognized “from prior occasions” in the city. He had no known address.

While there were no signs of foul play, it remains unclear how Ramar died or how long his body was submerged in the river, according to the sheriff’s office. The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s Detective Bureau at (586) 307-9358.

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