Missing man found in Bates Township lake

CRYSTAL FALLS—The body of a 47-year-old Iron River man missing since last October was recovered in a Bates Township lake on April 8, according to a press release from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office.
    The body of Jay Luckey was recovered by sheriff deputies after they had been contacted by the Iron River Police Department about a possible body found in the lake. The name of the lake and other details were not released.
    Luckey had been last seen after he was dropped off at the Bates Motel around midday after work on Oct. 24, 2018.
    An investigation continues into the cause of the death. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Michigan State Police and IRPD.
    No further details were released as of press time. The Reporter will update the story when more information is available.