WEST BRANCH, Michigan — A missing Michigan couple and their 8-month-old son were found dead after their truck appeared to have gotten stuck on a boulder, stranding them in a remote wooded area.
Amanda Pomeroy, Douglas Dougherty and their son, Jacob Dougherty, were found by a snowmobiler outside of their vehicle some seven days after they were reported missing, police said.
The couple had last been seen on Jan. 12 when they visited relatives in nearby Rose City, Michigan. They were not reported missing until four days later, police said.
On Saturday, a snowmobiler stumbled upon the family’s pickup truck in the woods. He stopped to investigate and found all three people dead outside the vehicle, cops said. It appeared the truck was stuck on a large rock and Dougherty was trying to get it unstuck, the Ogemaw County Sheriff’s office said.
Details of how the family got stuck and how they died, remained unclear.
“There’s a lot of unanswered questions that we need to know,” Ogemaw County Sheriff Brian Gilbert told MLive. “We’re doing autopsies right now, so we’ll have some final answers soon.”
A GoFundMe page set up on behalf of the family, said the couple had a daughter who survives them.
A published obituary said Pomeroy, 32, worked as a waitress and in a food store and loved camping. The notice said Dougherty, 35, loved to camp and fish. Their son, who was born in May, was described as a “happy and joyful baby.”