Missing person found dead on Lake Michigan shoreline

Published 9:11 am Monday, December 21, 2015

The body of a man found dead on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Berrien County Saturday has been identified as 23-year-old Eike Krebs, of St. Joseph.

According to the Michigan State Police Niles Post, Krebs was reported as a missing person on Friday, Nov. 20, by his family after not returning from dinner with his friend, Brandi Leigh Mannino.

Krebs’ body was found by a resident, who called police at approximately 4:20 p.m. Saturday.

Further tests to confirm the identity will be completed by the Berrien County Medical Examiner’s office. Updates will be released as new information is obtained.

Mannino was located dead on the morning of Nov. 20 on Tiscornia Park Beach by a person walking by. As recent as Dec. 17, the Berrien County Dive Team spent the day combing the shoreline for Krebs.

All efforts to locate Krebs had been unsuccessful by citizen groups and law enforcement up Saturday.