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      Body found in Marquette Township

      UPDATE: 5:50 p.m.

      Police have identified a body that was found Thursday night in Wetmore Pond in Marquette Township. Police confirmed the victim is 25-year-old Amy Luella Janson of Marquette.

      Family members reported her missing in May of this year after her backpack was found near the Wetmore Pond shoreline. Police divers searched the pond, but were unable to locate her body due to a lack of visibility.

      Hikers discovered Janson's body floating in the pond Thursday night. An autopsy was conducted Friday afternoon. The cause of death has not been released.

      Although the case remains under investigation, state police say foul play is not suspected.


      Little information is out at this point on a body found in Wetmore Pond in Marquette Township. The Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post are releasing that they are investigating a dead body that was found at approximately 6:40 Thursday night.

      Hikers in the area made the initial discovery, and the Marquette County Sheriff's Department Dive Team pulled the body from the water. Police are not releasing further information about this until the person's remains have been identified and family has been notified. An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

      Other agencies assisting Thursday evening were the Marquette Township Fire Department, Northern Michigan University Department of Public Safety and Marquette General Hospital Emergency Medical Service.