Woman's body found in car pulled from canal

Posted at 6:18 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 05:38:59-05

A body has been discovered in a canal in St. Clair Shores.

The car was discovered Tuesday around 3:00 p.m.

St. Clair Shores police have confirmed it was a woman in her 20s and she was a resident of Clinton Township. Police said the car was there for several days.

The car with her body inside was found in the private marina of the Shore Club, a private and gated community.

Nearby residents said that makes this incident even more surprising.

“It’s a private marina, it’s hard to get in there,” said Dave Miller, who lives in the homes nearby.

Miller said it appears the car was driven straight into the water, but he wonders how long it was there before anyone discovered it.

“It may have been there for a while, the ice recently melted and the water cleared up,” said Miller.

Police said there will be an autopsy on Wednesday to determine the official cause of death.