Police ID man whose body was found off Harsens Island

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Police have identified a man whose body was found off the shore of Harsens Island Wednesday morning. He is Richard Wainwright, 68, of London, Ontario, and he was reported missing from his home on Feb. 2.

According to the St. Clair County Sheriff Office, Clay Township police received a call shortly before 10:30 a.m. from a resident in the 1500 block of North Channel Drive. The call was turned over to the sheriff’s office after it was determined that the body was in the water.

Sheriff’s detectives were assisted by Clay Township Fire Department, who used an air boat to reach the body floating in a cut off the North Channel of the St. Clair River.

London Police and Ontario Provincial Police will handle the investigation, says the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office. Wainwright’s autopsy will be conducted Thursday afternoon at the St. Clair County morgue.


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