UPDATE: Lansing Police identify body found in Grand River

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UPDATE (9:00 a.m. July 17) – The Lansing Police is released the identity of a body found by a kayaker last month in the Grand River in Lansing.

Police say the body of Jose Herrera, 49, of Lansing was found in late June floating in the water.

They say there is no indication that any crime had been committed and the investigation into Herrera’s death is continuing today.

Photo: Lansing Police Department

ORIGINAL STORY – Lansing, Mich. (WLNS) — Lansing Police are asking for your help in identifying the body that was found in the Grand River June 28.

On this day, Lansing Police were dispatched to the Grand River near the 1700 block of Roseneath Avenue on a report of a body floating in the water.

Responding officers were advised the body was discovered by a kayaker who stated the body appears to have been in the water for an extended time period.


Upon arrival officers approach the body in the water and immediately determined it to be deceased. The severely decomposed body was recovered and transported to a local hospital for analysis. Identity and gender of the body was not apparent.


The case Detective is asking for assistance identifying the body. Preliminary information indicates the body to be a male.

The following items (see attached photos) were recovered from the body: Silver necklace with a “Dog Tag” style pendant. Both sides of the pendant has engraving (one side: “Wherever life takes you you will always be my son” side two: JFH) Black boots (size 9 ½), and a dark hooded sweatshirt with “Hi Hungry, I’m Dad” on the front.


Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Lansing Police Department: 517-4834600, Lansing Detective Shannon Thielen: 517-483-6858

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