Nearly two months after he went missing from his hotel room, the body of truck driver Surat Nuenoom, 48, of Goffstown, NH, was recovered earlier this week from a retention pond near the hotel in Williams County, OH.
A Williams County officer told Land Line that Nuenoom’s identity was confirmed through dental records a day earlier. His body was recovered from near the Ramada Inn in Holiday City, OH, on May 7.
The preliminary autopsy report lists drowning as the cause of death. As of press time on Friday, no other information had been released.
“The cause and manner are yet to be determined after toxicology and microscopic analysis are completed,” stated Williams County Coroner Dr. Kevin Park in a release.
In early April, Williams County Sheriff Kevin Beck said Nuenoom was reported missing on March 15, and that his department never received any confirmed sightings of him after that date.
Beck said that 99 percent of Nuenoom’s personal belongings were left in his hotel room, including two cellphones, his keys and wallet. His tractor-trailer was also found in the parking lot, untouched.
“We brought in a helicopter and we flew a six-mile radius of that location around the parking lot,” Beck said.
Beck said that a scuba team had searched a nearby reservoir, and that a K-9 team was brought in to search in and around Nuenoom’s truck, with no luck.
Nuenoom had been an OOIDA member since 2007.