Officials in Racine County working to identify body of man found on Lake Michigan shore Sunday

UPDATE: The Racine County Sheriff’s Office have identified the body recovered from Lake Michigan’s shoreline Sunday as 48-year-old Christopher J. Melik of Waupaca, Wisconsin.
 
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RACINE COUNTY, Wis. – Officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office are working to identify the body of a man found on the shore of Lake Michigan Sunday.
 
According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, a citizen reported a body in Lake Michigan, to the south of Meyer Park just after 2 p.m.
 
First responders removed the body from the water and it was immediately determined that the person was deceased.
The deceased is described by law enforcement as a white male, approximately 250 pounds and 6’01” with brown hair.
 
He has multiple arm tattoos and a horse with warrior on the right side of his chest and a beheaded warrior on a horse on the left side of his chest. He also has tattoos of two women on his left forearm and numbers tattooed on each of his left knuckles.
 
This investigation is ongoing and no further information was released. 
 
Anyone with information about the deceased is urged to contact law enforcement. 
 

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