Body found in Huron River in Ann Arbor

Police officers pulled a body from the Huron River in Ann Arbor, and now they're trying to figure out who it is.
The body was found at the Dixboro Dam in Ann Arbor Monday.

"We were surprised, we weren't expecting that by any means," said Wilbur Malveaus.

It's typically a tranquil, safe place for people to exercise or just enjoy some time by the water, busy at all times of the day.

A view from SkyFOX shows investigators first getting to the scene then working to retrieve the body from the Huron River. Just the presence of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department stopped a lot of people in their tracks at the park.

At about 1:30 p.m. Monday someone walking in the Gallup Park pathway noticed something in the water and took a closer look, finding it was a body.

According to a spokesperson with the sheriff's department, the body of a man was discovered in the water near the dam.

"As far as what went on, no one seems to know about it," said Mitch Snead of Ypsilanti Township, who was cycling at the park.

What happened to the man is a mystery, FOX 2 is told no obvious signs of injury. No known witnesses and no idea where or why he went into the water.

A tow truck working with investigators take a black Ford Fusion from the scene. Investigators would not comment on the significance of the vehicle, but it was parked close to the damn.

Detectives want anyone who may have seen suspicious behavior on Monday to call the sheriff's department with any tips.