Body of former student found in Wetmore Pond

Marcellino Signorelli

A group of hikers discovered a body in Wetmore Pond the evening of Thursday, Sept. 13.

An autopsy was conducted on Friday, Sept. 14 and it was determined that the body was that of former NMU student Amy Janson, 25, of Pelkie, Mich.

According to Christine Greer, Dean of Students, Janson was last enrolled for the winter 2010 semester. At the time she was a freshman music major.

She is the daughter of Kenneth Janson, an NMU Master of Buisness Administration professor.

“We were the first [agency] notified,” said NMU Public Safety Investigator Victor LaDuke. “The three hikers that observed the body in the pond came here to report [it]. Officers went over and verified, and then we notified state police and the Marquette County Sheriff.”

According to LaDuke, Public Safety was notified of a body in Wetmore Pond at 6:52 p.m., Thursday, Sept.13. He declined to comment on whether or not the hikers were NMU students.

“In the spring (of 2012) her bag was found,” LaDuke said. “I don’t believe it’s being deemed as suspicious.”

The Michigan State Police are handling the case with assistance from the Marquette County Sheriff.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21 at Grace Free Lutheran Church in Pelkie, Mich.