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Body is identified as missing Marquette woman

September 15, 2012
Daily Press

MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP - Police have confirmed the identify of a woman's body found in Marquette Township Thursday night.

According to a press release from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post, the body has been identified as Amy Luella Janson, 25, of Marquette.

Three female hikers found Janson's body Thursday night about 50 feet from the water's edge at Wetmore Pond, a bog situated off Marquette County Road 550, roughly seven miles north of downtown Marquette.

According to the press release, troopers from the Negaunee Post responded and confirmed the reports. The Marquette County Sheriff's Department also responded and assisted in recovering the victim. Janson's body was transported to Marquette General Hospital for an autopsy conducted Friday. The victim was identified using dental records.

Janson had been previously reported missing by family members in May 2012. Initial investigation uncovered a backpack belonging to Janson located near the pond's shoreline. At the time, police searched the area with search dogs and divers, but due to the depth of silt on the bottom of the lake and a lack of visibility, divers were not able to effectively search and clear the pond.

Police say the incident remains under investigation, but that foul play is not suspected.

Also assisting at the scene were Northern Michigan University Public Safety, the Marquette County Sheriff's Department, and the Marquette Township Fire Department.



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