April 14, 2024


General will live on forever

8-Thirty day period-Aged Infant and Moms and dads Identified Lifeless in Ogemaw County

Several questions need to have answering after a relatives of three was found useless in a wooded location in Rose Township.

Amanda Pomeroy, 32, Douglass Dougherty, 35, and Jacob Dougherty, 8 months, had been noted lacking from Bay Town on Jan. 16. On Jan. 23, a snowmobiler noticed their truck whilst driving out in close proximity to Stoney Ridge Road in Rose Township and described it to the law enforcement. Upon arrival, they observed the 3 family members users laying in a nearby snowbank.

Ogemaw County Sheriff Brian Gilbert explained the spouse and children had been acknowledged to go to the spot and they’re even now striving to figure out exactly what transpired. “We really don’t experience there’s any foul play at this time but there is an autopsy scheduled for tomorrow so that will tie a whole lot of unfastened ends,” he said.

Doug’s sister Lisa Norton mentioned she has hardly ever felt suffering like this. “I’ve dropped a whole lot of persons in my existence but I really do not feel I’ve ever felt reduction like this before,” she stated. “It’s just a entirely empty emotion. Permit by itself getting rid of a single of them but to have shed all 3 of them.”

Doug endured with an habit challenge, but Norton said that is not who her brother was or how they will remember him. “Whatever anybody’s previous is, that doesn’t define them as a human being,” she reported. Certainly he did have an addiction and we do realize that but it wasn’t him. It was the medications that turned him into sometimes the person that he was and we know that it wasn’t him. If men and women get better and things their previous ought to not outline who they are.”

The few was with each other for about 19 years, and Norton mentioned that they were terrific mother and father collectively. “She cherished being a mother. She unquestionably beloved becoming a mother.”

Norton additional that they experienced been traveling on a snowmobile observe and bought caught on a boulder and they weren’t dressed for the weather. The Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Section won’t be capable to make any conclusions right up until after the autopsy is total.