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Ottawa County Sheriff's Office locates body of missing Allegan County man along lakeshore

On Monday, authorities found the body of Avel Martinez along the lakeshore in the area of Riley and N. Lakeshore Drive. Foul play is not suspected.
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ALLEGAN COUNTY, Mich. — UPDATE: On Monday, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team located the body of a missing 42-year-old Ottawa County man along the lakeshore. 

Avel Martinez, of Allegan County, had been reported missing from his home last week. 

Authorities found his empty vehicle near Riley Street and N Lakeshore Drive in Ottawa County. 

That's also the area the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office said they located his body. 

Police do not suspect foul play. 


Police are asking for the public's help in locating Avel T. Martinez, of Allegan County.

Martinez, 42, was reported missing from his home in Leighton Township on Monday by his spouse, who said Martinez had been depressed recently.

His vehicle was found empty on Tuesday near Riley Street and N Lakeshore Drive in Ottawa County. Police searched the area but did not find Martinez.

Martinez is described as a Hispanic male standing 6'1" tall with black hair and brown eyes. He weighs approximately 185 pounds.

At this time, police believe Martinez willingly left his home. Foul play is not suspected.

Anyone with information on Martinez's whereabouts is asked to contact police.

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