The Ogemaw Sheriff’s Section is hoping an autopsy sheds light on what took place to a Bay Metropolis pair and their toddler son following their bodies ended up discovered more than the weekend in northern Michigan, about 175 miles north of Detroit.
Amanda Pomeroy, 32, her 35-12 months-aged boyfriend Douglas Dougherty and their 7-thirty day period-aged son, Jacob, had been identified useless Saturday around 4:20 p.m. on Stoney Ridge Road in Rose Metropolis exterior their disabled pickup truck, which “hung up” on a boulder. The three were being clothed but not wearing footwear, Ogemaw Undersheriff Paul Frechette said Tuesday.
A snowmobiler observed their bodies outdoors the truck, a silver 2006 Chevy Silverado, nearly two months right after they ended up past witnessed traveling to spouse and children in close proximity to Rose Metropolis.
The area in which they have been found is wooded and much from households or other residential spots.
“It can be even now an active investigation,” Frechette claimed.
Douglas Dougherty’s parents, Michael and Shirley Dougherty, instructed WJRT-Television, Flint, in an interview soon following the couple’s disappearance that they have been at a decline for words.
”It’s so unusual. He would never ever do this. Not get in touch with for 7 times. At any time.”
The Bay Metropolis Division of Public Basic safety reported the couple lacking Jan. 16.
”It’s been horrible. We haven’t been capable to snooze. We haven’t been able to do nearly anything. We have been on the highway, going to various places making an attempt to track down them, and it is just we haven’t slept,” Shirley Dougherty claimed.
Police say the pair was previous noticed in the Standish-Sterling area on Jan. 12.
Meanwhile, relatives of the Bay Metropolis pair have launched a fundraiser to assist their family members.
“We hope to increase more than enough to protect the funeral expenses so this relatives won’t have to stress about that together with their grieving,” the organizer wrote on GoFundMe on Sunday. As of Tuesday, donors had offered $5,000 to the fund.
The remaining funds would go to a different relative to make a home for the couple’s surviving daughter, in accordance to the write-up.
Final week, Dougherty’s mother informed the Flint station they pair had dropped off the 9-12 months-previous female at a friend’s dwelling in Sterling on Jan. 12 and did not arrive at out in the adhering to times. She also advised the station they experienced a history of drug use.
In a Facebook information posted Sunday, Kimberly Dougherty, an additional relative, claimed the couple and Jacob were being “uncovered as angels.”
“Be sure to give the household time to (acknowledge) and grieve at this time,” she wrote. “Thank you absolutely everyone for hunting (and) passing out fliers.”
A funeral was anticipated to be held in West Branch on Thursday, Kimberly Dougherty wrote.
Associated Press contributed.