Police Identify Body Found in Grand River Near Downtown
Friday afternoon the body of a deceased man was found floating in the Grand River near the 1500 block of Scribner Avenue NW.
According to WZZM-13, the police have identified the body as that of 31-year-old Jamel Parker.
Parker had been reported missing in February. He was last seen running near the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Webster St. SW early in the morning February 12. Police believed he may have been in danger.
A shoe found near the Grand River by Ann Street was investigated in connection to the case.
Michigan State Police helicopters and the Kent County Sheriff's Department Marine Unit were dispatched to search for Parker.
GRPD said in a release Parker's cause of death remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.