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Wood County coroner releases Senn's toxicology results

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WOOD COUNTY (WAOW) - The Wood County coroner says Greg Senn died of probable drowning with environmental hypothermia. 

Coroner Gerry Kronstedt tells Newsline 9 that Senn's blood alcohol level was .201. Kronstedt says because of the time Senn was in the water, it's possible it could have raised the toxicology rate.

After two months of searching, the body of Greg Senn was found in Lake Wazeecha on March 13th, 2012.

The 29-year-old was last seen in Grand Rapids on Jan. 14. Officials believe he may have been walking toward his home in Wisconsin Rapids.

"Everybody liked him. He was a really likeable guy. He was a man who died with no enemies," Greg Senn's brother Ed said.

Greg Senn's family says he was a good person, one who will be greatly missed.

"There's a lot of testimonials from his friends that Greg would give you the shirt off his back," Ed Senn said.

Police believe Senn may have been walking across the lake as a shortcut.

"I've walked that same path with him when we were younger hundreds of times. I've crossed Lake Wazeecha in the dead middle of winter and nothing has happened," Ed Senn said.

Officials say the intersection where Greg Senn was last seen is less than a quarter mile from Lake Wazeecha.

"It was very heart wrenching to us that it was him. But on the other hand, we're glad we closed it, that we did find him," Grand Rapids Police Chief Dave Lewandowski said.

But the investigation continues.

"It's part of the puzzle but it's a big piece, and hopefully with the autopsy we can get some more answers," Lewandowski said.

Police say the autopsy is scheduled for later this week. Ed Senn says he knows exactly what he will miss most about his brother, "his smile and his terrible jokes."

Ed Senn says there will be a memorial for his brother this summer. Money for that will go toward a new K-9 dog for Wood County to find other missing people.

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