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Body recovered in Snohomish River near Everett identified as missing Snohomish man

Groeneveld is 5’7” tall, weighs 150 lbs., and has grey hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red knit cap, brown pullover shirt and blue US Postal Service pants. Photo courtesy of Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
Henry Groeneveld is 5’7” tall, weighs 150 lbs., and has grey hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red knit cap, brown pullover shirt and blue US Postal Service pants. Photo courtesy of Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

By Shari Ireton, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

February 2, 2018, update.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner identified the body found in the Snohomish River as missing Snohomish man, Henry Groeneveld. He died from drowning.

January 30, 2018, update.

The body of an adult male was discovered at around 9:45 am on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Dagmar’s Landing (1870 Ross Ave) and recovered by the Everett Police Department.

It is believed to be the body of 63-year-old Henry Groeneveld of Snohomish who has been missing since December 11th.

Positive identification of the decedent is pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner, who will also determine cause and manner of death.

Original December 15, 2017, article.

After an extensive search of the Snohomish area and exhausting all initial leads, Snohomish Police have turned over the investigation of a missing 63-year-old Snohomish man to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit. Detectives have developed new information to release and are seeking tips from the community.

Henry Groeneveld was last seen around 9:30 am at the 400 block of Union Avenue in Snohomish on Monday, December 11, 2017, after telling family members he was “going to the water.”

Snohomish Police searched the areas around the Snohomish and Pilchuck Rivers, including the Avenue D Bridge, railroad trestles, and along First Street. They also searched near the aquatic center and library.

The Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue helicopter flew along the rivers and searched by air, while the Marine Unit deployed boats to search by water. Search and Rescue dogs also searched the area.

Police have checked surveillance camera footage of area businesses from around the time Groeneveld left his home. There have been no confirmed sightings of Groeneveld since Monday.

Groeneveld is 5’7” tall, weighs 150 lbs., and has grey hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red knit cap, brown pullover shirt and blue US Postal Service pants.

Please call 911 if you have any information on Groeneveld’s whereabouts.

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