Body found in western U.P.

MARQUETTE – A body was found in a submerged vehicle in Ironwood Sunday as officers from the Hurley, Wisconsin, Police Department were searching for a missing Hurley man.

According to a release from the City of Ironwood Department of Public Safety, this ongoing investigation by the Hurley Police Department led to the discovery of the missing vehicle and subject.

Hurley Police Officer Donald Packmayer, the lead investigator in the case, located the vehicle within the city of Ironwood, in the caves near Alfred Wright Boulevard.

The vehicle was submerged in approximately 10 feet of water, police said.

With assistance from Ironwood Public Safety, the Gogebic County Sheriff Department and the Michigan State Police from the Wakefield Post, officers were able to identify the vehicle, which was extricated from the water.

The subject’s name will be released once the family has been notified.

The Hurley and Ironwood police are continuing the investigation and are releasing no further information at this time.