OSCODA – The Oscoda Township Police Department (OTPD) is continuing its investigation into the drowning death of local resident Timothy Bryan Morrison, 32.
According to OTPD Detective Sergeant Erik McNichol, the Iosco County Medical Examiner has listed Morrison’s cause of death as an accidental drowning.
McNichol says he has not uncovered anything showing that this determination inaccurate.
He added that there is a lot of speculation within the community, but authorities haven’t discovered anything which would indicate foul play, or that any individual was aware of or responsible for Morrison’s demise.
McNichol reiterated that the case is still very much under investigation, and that he continues to talk with people as he works through the process.
Should additional details become available, a follow-up will be provided in a future edition of this publication.
As recently reported, the OTPD stated in a July 1 press release that they were dispatched at 6:18 p.m. on June 30 to the area of Van Etten Creek, near Merkel Lane in Oscoda, regarding a body found floating in the river.
Oscoda Township Fire Department personnel were also called out to the scene to assist in the recovery and removal of the found subject, who was then identified as Morrison.
The OTPD has advised that Morrison was last seen on Friday, June 26, at about 10 p.m. He was reported missing to the OTPD at 9:15 p.m. on Monday, June 29.
McNichol said that Morrison’s body was in the water for multiple days, and that authorities were investigating how he may have ended up there.
Anyone who had contact with Morrison (since June 26, after 10 p.m.), or who knows of any additional information related to the incident, may contact McNichol at 739-9113.