Police ID remains found in Menominee County

CEDARVILLE TOWNSHIP – Police have identified the remains of a man’s body found last week by hunters in Menominee County on opening day of the rifle deer season.

The remains of Gerod F. Prince, 44, of Milwaukee, Wis., were discovered by hunters on state of Michigan land in Cedarville Township at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Nov. 15.

Deputies from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department and conservation officers from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene and recovered Prince’s remains.

Contact with the Milwaukee Police Department determined Prince had been reported as a voluntary/missing person in September, according to a news release from the Menominee County Sheriff’s Department.

The Menominee County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled the cause of death was exposure, and police say there were no signs of foul play.

Prince’s body was handled by Anderson-Diehm Funeral Home and will be released to his immediate family in Milwaukee.

Other agencies assisting in the investigation were the Milwaukee and Marinette, Wis. police departments.