The Ogemaw Sheriff’s Department is hoping an autopsy sheds light-weight on what transpired to a Bay Town couple and their infant son soon after their bodies have been discovered about the weekend in northern Michigan, about 175 miles north of Detroit.
Amanda Pomeroy, 32, her 35-yr-aged boyfriend Douglas Dougherty and their 7-month-aged son, Jacob, ended up located useless Saturday all-around 4:20 p.m. on Stoney Ridge Road in Rose Town outside the house their disabled pickup truck, which “hung up” on a boulder. The three were being clothed but not putting on footwear, Ogemaw Undersheriff Paul Frechette mentioned Tuesday.
A snowmobiler discovered their bodies outdoors the truck, a silver 2006 Chevy Silverado, virtually two weeks right after they were being very last witnessed checking out household around Rose Town.
The space where by they had been uncovered is wooded and far from houses or other residential spots.
“It truly is even now an energetic investigation,” Frechette said.
Douglas Dougherty’s mother and father, Michael and Shirley Dougherty, told WJRT-Television, Flint, in an job interview shortly immediately after the couple’s disappearance that they have been at a loss for text.
”It’s so odd. He would by no means do this. Not get in touch with for 7 times. At any time.”
The Bay City Section of Community Safety noted the couple lacking Jan. 16.
”It’s been awful. We have not been ready to rest. We haven’t been equipped to do everything. We have been on the street, likely to diverse areas seeking to identify them, and it’s just we haven’t slept,” Shirley Dougherty mentioned.
Law enforcement say the couple was previous noticed in the Standish-Sterling region on Jan. 12.
Meanwhile, relations of the Bay Town pair have released a fundraiser to support their household.
“We hope to raise more than enough to deal with the funeral expenditures so this relatives would not have to fear about that alongside with their grieving,” the organizer wrote on GoFundMe on Sunday. As of Tuesday, donors experienced given $5,000 to the fund.
The remaining money would go to one more relative to construct a place for the couple’s surviving daughter, in accordance to the submit.
Past week, Dougherty’s mother explained to the Flint station they pair had dropped off the 9-12 months-previous woman at a friend’s residence in Sterling on Jan. 12 and did not attain out in the following days. She also told the station they experienced a heritage of drug use.
In a Fb message posted Sunday, Kimberly Dougherty, yet another relative, claimed the few and Jacob have been “located as angels.”
“Please give the household time to (acknowledge) and grieve at this time,” she wrote. “Thank you everybody for searching (and) passing out fliers.”
A funeral was predicted to be held in West Department on Thursday, Kimberly Dougherty wrote.
Affiliated Press contributed.