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Authorities identify body washed up on shore in Lakewood as 35-year-old Westlake man

Posted at 7:06 PM, Sep 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-13 09:57:11-04

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — The Lakewood Police Department has released the identity of a man whose body was found on the Lake Erie shoreline over the weekend as that of 35-year-old Adam J. Schwertner, of Westlake.

Lakewood Police said Schwertner was reported missing in Westlake on Sept. 2.

His body was spotted washed up along the rocks on Lake Erie in front of a popular restaurant on Saturday afternoon in Lakewood, Lakewood Police said.

There were no calls of persons in the water or in distress in the area prior to the body's discovery. Lakewood firefighters responded to the scene and recovered the man's body. He was released to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

Foul play is not suspected at this time, Lakewood Police said. The man's cause of death hasn't been released.

The matter remains under investigation.

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