ISPHEMING, Mich. (WJMN) — Ishpeming Police provided an update Wednesday after a woman’s body was found in late November.
The body was found under ice, 6 feet away from shore next to Excelsior Street. The Iron Ore Heritage Trail crosses over the unnamed lake.
The autopsy was performed on Lacie Borchert of Ishpeming at UP Health Systems on Wednesday. An official cause of death still has not been determined. Police say nothing suspicious was found during the investigation. They are now waiting on the results of a toxicology report.
We spoke with Ishpeming Police on Monday. They told us no arrests have been made in the case, and police say at this time, they are not naming any suspects.
Officers contacted the Michigan State Police Crime Lab to assist in the investigation of the found body.
A vehicle was found in the ditch off Excelsior Street just before 6 p.m. Friday.
Ishpeming Police Department received a report of a missing person from her home in Ishpeming. Lacie Borchert was last seen at her residence at 3 a.m. early Friday morning.
The vehicle found earlier in the day was also identified as the vehicle Borchert usually drives.
Officers went back to the scene where the vehicle was found and conducted a search for Borchert, which is when they located the body of the victim.
Borchert’s body was transported to U.P. Health Systems – Marquette where an autopsy will be performed.
Anyone who had contact with Borchert recently are asked to contact the Ishpeming Police Department at (906) 486-4416.
The investigation is ongoing and Local 3 will update the story once more information becomes available.
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