Police report finding body of missing Ann Arbor man
Ann Arbor police said they have found the body of a man who has been missing since last week.
A police officer on routine patrol found Herbert Richard Harmsen, 60, dead in his vehicle around 1 p.m. Saturday in a remote area on the city’s south side.
Police have ruled the death as a suicide. Harmsen was reported to be suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
He had been missing since Dec. 28, and police believe he may have been in that location since that time.
“He has PTSD and depression and it got the better of him,” police Detective William Stanford said.
Police declined to release additional details.
Harmsen is survived by his wife and at least one daughter, Stanford said.
Resources exist in Washtenaw County for people who may be experiencing thoughts of suicide. Anyone in that circumstance is urged to get immediate help. 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Hotline (Military veterans press #1 ). 734-662-2222 Ozone House is a 24 hour hotline for youth. 734-996-4747 is a 24-hour hotline at U of M Psychiatric Emergency Services.