Body of Windsor man missing since Christmas found in Detroit River

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The body of a Windsor man missing since Christmas was recovered from the Detroit River on Thursday.

Scott Kersey, 64, was reported missing by his family in January.

Windsor police, with assistance from other police agencies, combed local parks and other areas on the far west side of the city before moving east to conduct an underwater search in the Detroit River – but to no avail.

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According to police, Kersey's body was discovered last Thursday, May 30, downstream in the river near the 200 block of Morton Drive in far west Windsor.

Police did not release further details but said his death was not believed to be suspicious.

Windsor police released this photo of 64-year-old Scott Kersey in January and asked the public for help in locating the missing Windsor man. His body was recovered from the Detroit River on Thursday. Photo from Windsor Police Service handout /Windsor Star

In January, police conducted several spectacular searches over several weeks in Black Oak Heritage Park, Ojibway Park and Malden Park, all of which were closed to the public during the searches.

The Windsor Police Service's mobile command centre was stationed at various locations, as was a London search and rescue vehicle.

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On January 18, a search was conducted in the river off Alexander Park in east Windsor.

Officers from the Windsor Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police Underwater Search and Recovery Unit were on site for two days, searching the pier with long metal poles.

Another officer, lying flat on the ground nearby, peered through a yellow device connected to the probe by a cable.

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