Body Found in St. Clair River Identified

Port Huron, MI — The body of a man found Monday in the St. Clair River has been identified.

Through the use of dental records, the St. Clair County Medical Examiner’s Office was able to determine that the body found is 31 year old Larod Denate Smith of Port Huron Township.  

Smith was reported missing from his Port Huron Township residence on April 1st

On April 2nd, the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team and Port Huron Fire Department were called to Vantage Point in downtown Port Huron after reports of someone jumping into the St. Clair River.  The Dive Team used divers and sonar equipment to search the river from April 2nd through April 5th, but found nothing.  Smith’s vehicle was located at Vantage Point on April 2nd.

Smith’s body was located in St. Clair River near the mouth of Black River by a boater on May 25th.  His body was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard and the Port Huron Fire Department.

The Medical Examiner’s Office is awaiting results of a toxicology report to conclusively determine the cause and manner of Smith’s death.