Body Found in St. Clair County Identified

HARSENS ISLAND, MI – The body of the man found floating off Harsens Island on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 has been identified.St. Clair County Sheriff

According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the man is 68 year old Richard Wainwright of London, Ontario.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office were called to the 1500 block of North Channel Drive on Harsens Island shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Homeowners had discovered a body floating in a cut off the North Channel near their home. The London Police Department made contact with detectives, saying the body may be that of a man missing from London, whose vehicle had been located in the village of Sombra, Ontario. Photographs were sent to London and positive identification of Wainwright was made this morning.

Wainwright had been reported missing from his home on the afternoon of February 2nd, 2016.

London Police and Ontario Provincial Police are conducting the investigation of the incident.

An autopsy on Wainwright will be conducted this afternoon at the St. Clair County morgue.