Missing Michigan physician found dead in frozen pond

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A missing Michigan physician was discovered dead Tuesday afternoon in a frozen pond near his home.

Divers retrieved Bolek Payan’s body from an icy pond in Jackson County around 12:30 p.m. after investigators retrieved security footage from the doctor’s home on Monday showing him leaving the residence on foot Thursday afternoon, according to the Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety.

The public safety department said that police dogs, drones, and officers searched the woods around Payan’s house before authorities cut holes in the ice covering the pond.

“Detectives believe Dr. Payan would have died prior to being reported missing because of the weather conditions on the day he left his residence and the fact that he was in the water,” the department said.

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Family friend Nicole Keiser said Payan, who worked at Henry Ford Hospital, dropped his dogs off with her around 8 a.m. Thursday and was expected to pick them up that night.

Keiser told WILX-TV before Payan’s body was found that it was “out of character” for him to drive home without getting the dogs.

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Payan’s specialty was psychiatry, according to his bio on Henry Ford Health’s website. He graduated from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Illinois in 2017, according to Henry Ford Health.

The county’s medical examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy and toxicology test on Payan.