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Medical Examiner confirms the bodies of 2 men recovered from Lake Erie are men who went missing days prior

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Feb 12, 2023

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Police said that the Metroparks Fire Department recovered the bodies of two deceased males from Lake Erie Monday, three days after the men went missing while fishing on the lake.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Tuesday that 44-year-old Elce Malik-Bey and 45-year-old Raymond Lumpkin were the men recovered.

Over the weekend, Malik-Bey and Lumpkin were reported missing by their family members when they did not return from fishing at the East 55th Street Marina Friday night, police said.

The car that they were thought to be traveling in was located at the Marina by Metroparks Police.

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