Body found in Presque Isle Bay

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A body is discovered on Erie’s Bayfront.

According to Erie County 911 emergency crews were called to Ore Dock Road around 5:20 Friday evening. That’s where a body was recovered from the water by Erie Firefighters.

Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook confirms the decomposed body is that of a white man. An autopsy will be perfomed Saturday April 1. 

The body has not been identified, but the discovery come about four weeks after a search began for 91-year-old John Peters of Trumbull County, Ohio. Peters was last seen February 28. His minivan was found on East Dobbins Landing on March 1.

Scuba divers have been scouring the bay for more than three weeks.

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