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    MI - Timothy Groenhout, 39, Grand Rapids, 21 January 2015

    Timothy Groenhout

    Police, family search for Grand Rapids man missing since last week
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A West Michigan family is asking the public for help locating a missing Grand Rapids man who was last seen a week ago. Timothy Groenhout, 39, was last seen walking in downtown Grand Rapids about 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, according to his sister Jessica Venlet. Groenhout had recently moved back to the Grand Rapids area from Washington and was living with his girlfriend prior to disappearing, his sister said.

    Venlet said her brother was planning to cash a check at a Grand Rapids bank the day he went missing. Groenhout has yet to cash the check, and he never made it to a scheduled appointment later in the day, his sister said. “While my brother has sought solitude in the past,” Venlet said, “he has always talked to at least one family member or friend no matter where he was.”

    Grand Rapids Police Lt. Patrick Merrill said Groenhout was officially reported missing Saturday, Jan. 24. Earlier this week, Groenhout's parents and girlfriend met with detectives to discuss the situation.

    Since failing to return home Wednesday evening, Groenhout has not been reachable by his phone and has not made contact with any family or friends since last week. Venlet noted her brother likely didn't have much money on him since he was traveling to cash a check, and he didn't leave the house with anything to indicate he planned to be gone for a prolonged period of time.
    http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapi...rapids_ma.html
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    Groenhout is described as white, 6-foot-1, 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing black clothing and a large black backpack. He also had recently shaved both his head and beard.

    http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapi...rapids_ma.html

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    Any updates?

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    I came across this post on an MSM site posted by Timothy's family on Jan. 28th. You can follow the link to his mother's page and it looks like as of Feb 3rd, they are still searching.

    https://www.facebook.com/wwmtnews/po...03963588745220

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    He's been found deceased.

    http://www.grandhaventribune.com/art...cefire/1688886

    “Tim’s body has been recovered from the river and an autopsy has been scheduled for Monday morning", said his stepmother, Joan Groenhout of Grand Haven.

    “While it’s an incredibly difficult thing to go through, we are grateful to have found him,” she said.

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    Missing Grand Haven man's body found in Grand River, family says
    Timothy Groenhout, 39, was last seen walking in Grand Rapids on Jan. 21.

    His family said his body was found along the river bank by a man who was looking for fishing lures and cans. The man then found someone who had a cell phone to call police, and then returned to the body and waited for officers to arrive, the family said.
    http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapi...mans_body.html
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    Link has been updated.

    UPDATE:No foul play in drowning death of man missing in Grand Rapids, police say
    http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapi...mans_body.html

    Body found in river ID’d as missing man
    http://woodtv.com/2015/03/30/body-fo...s-missing-man/

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police have identified the body pulled from the Grand River on Saturday as that of a man who went missing in January.
    RIP Timothy.



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