A couple and their 8-month-old son were found dead outside their truck in the woods in Michigan after they were reported missing on January 16.
Douglas Dougherty, 35, Amanda Pomeroy, 32, and their baby were last seen on January 12 when the couple dropped off their 9-year-old daughter at a friends’ house in Sterling.
An autopsy report confirmed that there was no foul play in their deaths.
Police from Ogemaw County Sheriff’s Department said the family was not wearing shoes when they were found dead near their pick-up truck after they froze to death but they were fully clothed.
According to reports, the couple and their baby were left stranded in the woods as their vehicle got stuck on a huge rock.
“No foul play was involved,” said Ogemaw County Undersheriff Paul Frechette after an autopsy of the bodies.
He added: “The deaths are the result of tragic circumstances of the family being stranded out in the winter elements.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the funeral expenses and the couple’s surviving daughter.
“We would like to thank everyone who has helped search, pass out flyers, who rode the trails daily sometimes a couple times a day in the search for this family. But as you may have heard, Doug, Amanda, and baby Jacob were found as angels,” the page reads.
“We hope to raise enough to cover the funeral costs, so this family doesn’t have to worry about that along with their grieving. Any remaining funds will go to Kim to build a room for Michelle, Doug and Amanda’s daughter, and for anything she may need,” it adds.
The 9-year-old girl is now living with Douglas’s sister.
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