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UPDATE: Laurel Family Speaks Out About Tragic Discovery

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LAUREL, Del. - It's another heartbreaking ending, this time in Laurel.

After nearly two months, the search for a missing man has ended.

"Two fisherman had been out and about and had come across the body," said Laurel Police Chief Michael Wilson.

Family members tell WMDT, 45-year-old Tim St. Jernquist was pulled from a nearby river Sunday afternoon, not too far from where his robe and belt were found shortly after his disappearance.

"I Hope that he was somewhere better, that he didn't suffer at the end. We don't know what he was thinking or if somebody did something, nobody can tell us anything yet," said Tim's girlfriend, Theresa Barnes.

Even though police had marine divers, using sonar equipment to scan each body of water in Laurel, and nothing came of it, they say it doesn't mean Tim wasn't in the water this entire time.

"It is a possibility that the body was caught on something. At this point we don't know," said Chief Michael Wilson.

With Christmas just days away, Theresa says she's been trying to maintain a sense of normalcy for her family, but says it's a daunting task. While they have memories to last a lifetime, she says she wished she had the chance to tell him one last thing.

"Maybe gave him one more kiss or told him I love him one more time," said Theresa.

The family tells WMDT, they at least have some closure now, but still have some questions. One being how did Tim die? Police are now investigating the cause of death and hope to have answers soon.

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