According to the Find Fred Byrne Facebook Page a message from Fred’s Family states the following:
“On Sunday, June 23rd a group of search and rescuers aided by dogs found the body of a man. It is believed to be the body of Fred Byrne who has been missing since 2/12/13. Fred’s car was found on 2/13/13 not far from the location where the body was found.
BRDPS Detective Brian Miller met with Fred’s wife and son on Sunday and they are now in Holland with family awaiting autopsy results. The autopsy is being performed today in Missouri.
Diana Byrne wishes to thank BRDPS for their kindness, compassion and professionalism and all other agencies, searchers, family, friends and many others who have reached out in support. Arrangements will be made for a celebration of life service and published in the Holland Sentinel and Big Rapids Pioneer.”