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Body of missing Seven Hills man recovered in Lake Erie

Howard Trumble's body was recovered this week. (Source: Family) Howard Trumble's body was recovered this week. (Source: Family)
The body of a Seven Hills man who went missing in December has been recovered from Lake Erie. 

A U.S. Coast Guard crew found the body about 400 feet north of the mouth of the Cuyahoga River on Wednesday, after being alerted by a tugboat crew who saw the body floating. 

The Coast Guard and Cleveland Metroparks Rangers worked with the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office to positively identify the man as 48-year-old Howard Trumble. 

Trumble left his house on Dec. 23, 2014 after an argument with his family. 

The next day, children playing at Edgewater Park found Trumble's wallet, keys and a jacket on a fishing pier. Rangers then found Trumble's car parked at the park. At the time, a lengthy search of the surrounding park and coastline was unsuccessful.

The body has been turned over to the medical examiner, who will now determine Trumble's official cause of death. Authorities say there were no apparent signs of foul play.

A celebration of life will be held Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Ripepi Funeral Home located at 5762 Pearl Road in Parma, with a tribute service to follow. The family has also set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs and unpaid bills.

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