AKRON: The Akron Police Department and the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the drowning death of Matthew Saulsberry, a 26-year-old male from Ira Avenue in Akron.
The Akron Fire Department’s dive team discovered the body Monday evening in approximately 20 feet of water in Summit Lake, just east of the Ira Avenue Pier. Divers were alerted to the area after family members found Saulsberry’s clothes near a dock.
Saulsberry had been reported missing by his wife on Saturday evening, and authorities had asked the public to assist in the search.
Police say Saulsberry had threatened to harm himself when he left his Summit Lake area home.
A preliminary autopsy is consistent with a drowning death, a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. A complete autopsy report is awaiting toxicology tests.