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Updated: Body Found in Farmington Hills Creek Identified as Missing Novi Man

Novi police have confirmed that the body is of Patrick Keough, who went missing in Novi in June.

The Novi Police Department has identified remains found in Farmington Hills as that of a man missing from his Novi business office in June, according to a press release.

On June 14, Patrick Keough, a 38-year-old, Howell resident walked away from his office on Cabot Drive in Novi, leaving behind written communication indicating he may harm himself. The disappearance prompted an extensive, several month search that included area canvasses by police officers, helicopters, the Novi Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and several K-9 teams from the Novi Police Department and Michigan Search and Rescue. In addition, several members of the Keough family organized a search for him shortly after he disappeared.

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Farmington Hills Police Department received a call from a private contractor reporting he found human remains in a heavily wooded area near Halsted and Thirteen Mile Roads. Upon further investigation, a severly decomposed body was found in a creek bed. The remains were taken to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office for a post-mortem examination.

The remains have been positively identified by the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office as Patrick Keough. The cause of death is yet to be determined but does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Keough family,” said Novi Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police David Molloy. “Although this brings closure to Mr. Keogh’s disappearance, it is by no means the outcome for which we were hoping.”

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