Saginaw Police say 62-year-old Milton Buford's body was found Friday morning around 8:20 by a fisherman at Saginaw's Ojibway Island.
Officials responded after the fisherman called 911.
Officials blocked off a sandy area on the West end of the Island near where the body was discovered.
Nearby angler, Robert King was there when police were on the scene.
"There was a guy out here fishing already and I happened to look to my left that's at the west end of Ojibway Island and saw all these police cars and mobile medical response teams out. Yellow tape around. So in my mind it was a crime scene," said King, of Saginaw. "I happened to look at the edge of the water and there was a white sheet covering something that turned out to be a body. I just can't imagine the trauma that guy is experiencing to find a body."
Michigan State Police and Saginaw Police are working together on the case.
They do not know what caused Buford's death at this time.
They are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death.
Anyone with information is asked to call Saginaw Police, Michigan State Police or CRIMESTOPPERS 1-800-422-JAIL.