Posts Tagged ‘body discovered’

Body found in Whatcom Creek identified as 56-year-old Ferndale man

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Brianna Gibbs // THE WESTERN FRONT

Bellingham Police have identified the body of a man found in Whatcom Creek on Feb. 20 as former Ferndale resident Monty L. Portrey.

Portrey, 56, was found dead by police after a man walking his dog near Bellingham Fitness first spotted his body.

The body has been turned over to the Whatcom County Medical Examiner. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.

On Sunday, a body discovered in Whatcom Creek, while another man goes missing in the Nooksack River

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Brianna Gibbs // THE WESTERN FRONT

A person walking their dog on Sunday, Feb. 20 came across a partially submerged body in Whatcom Creek near Bellingham Athletic Club, The Bellingham Herald is reporting.

The body of a man appearing to be in his 50s was found at about 3:30 p.m. It was then retrieved by the Bellingham Fire Department’s water rescue team.