Identity Determined of Newaygo Man Found in Boyne City Pond

A body found in Charlevoix County last week has been identified as a Newaygo County man.

Police say they found Matthew Hanson’s body in a pond in Boyne City on December 31. Hanson was reported missing by his sister in Emmet County that same day.

They tried to find him at an apartment building where he was believed to be visiting friends. Hanson was last seen in Boyne City the night of December 29 — police were told he was drunk.

Two days later police say they found Hanson’s body in a shallow pond. They do not believe there was any foul play — but say his death is still under investigation.

Please contact the Boyne City Police Department at 231-582-6611 with any information regarding this incident.