Body found in Kalamazoo River believed to be missing Detroit man

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Crews search the Kalamazoo River near the confluence with the Battle Creek River on Tuesday, March 9.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Battle Creek Police say that the body found in the Kalamazoo River over the weekend is believed to be a missing Detroit man.

Cortez Lewis, 31, has been missing since early March when he crashed his vehicle into the river about a mile upstream from where his body was found Sunday morning by a fisherman.  His vehicle had crashed in near the convergence of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo rivers on March 4.

Police say that a wallet with Lewis’ identification was found on the body and that his clothing and description match the description of Lewis.  Lewis’ family has been notified.

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