St. Joseph, Michigan police say the body found at Glenlord Beach earlier in the day Sunday has been identified as 38-year-old Dilbag Singh of St. Joseph, who officials have been searching for since his vehicle was found Saturday at the bottom of a bluff on Lake Michigan.
Singh was a member of the Sikh Religious Society of Southwest Michigan in Benton Harbor, according to Barbinder Singh, the president of the Religious Society.
"He normally comes everyday in the morning to prayer and then goes to his routine work," Singh said. "The same thing happened on Friday -- he came and prayed and left and we don't know what happened after that."
Police found Singh's car at the bottom of a bluff on the shore of Lake Michigan on Saturday.
Police, fire officials and the Coast Guard searched for him along the lake shore but didn't find him.
Sunday, officials retrieved his body from Glenlord Beach in Lincoln Township, about two miles from where his car was found.
"We are with his family and pray for them that they are able to face the circumstances that happened," Singh said.
Those who prayed with him say they didn't know Dilbag Singh very well, but told WSBT he moved here from Milwaukee about a year ago.
They also said he was affiliated with several convenience stores and gas station in the area, and that Singh seemed stressed at prayer services over the past few months.
"We don't know exactly what happened, but he seemed very stressed," said Jasber Bopari who also attends the Sikh Religious Society of Southwest Michigan.
In spite of that, several members of the religious society told WSBT he was friendly when he regularly showed up to pray.
"He'd say hello to everybody, hug everybody if he knew them," Bopari said.
WSBT 22 was also told Singh has a wife and two children.
Police say an autopsy will be conducted within the next 48 hours while this investigation continues.