body found in Walled Lake

(Photo: Jon Hewett/WWJ)

Body Found By Boaters, Pulled From Walled Lake

July 18, 2018 - 5:22 pm

**UPDATE 7/19 >> Reports: Body Pulled From Walled Lake Had Cinderblocks Attached

WALLED LAKE (WWJ) - Oakland County authorities have recovered a body from Walled Lake.

According to reports, the body was found by boaters at around 3:45 p.m. near Mercer Beach, which is on the north end of the beach off of Walled Lake Dr.

It's unclear at this time if this is a drowning, and investigators have not yet released any details about the victim -- including age or gender. Officials speaking to WWJ's Jon Hewett said it appeared that the body had been in the water for a couple of days and that the cause of death is "not accidental."

As of 5:15 p.m., the Oakland County Sheriff's Office Recovery team was still on the scene where an investigation is underway. 

This discovery comes a day after the body of a man who drowned Sunday in White Lake was recovered. On Monday, authorities found the body of a Southfield woman who drowned after jumping into the Detroit River, near Belle Isle, on Saturday.