MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Emergency personnel say a coroner’s office has identified a body removed from the Wisconsin River as a college student who went missing over the weekend.
Stevens Point Sgt. Dan Wheeler says officials removed the body of 21-year-old Eric Duffey Monday afternoon. The coroner’s office made a positive identification after meeting with Duffey’s family.READ MORE: A Closer Look At Peter Cahill, The Judge Presiding Over Derek Chauvin's Trial
Police had been searching for Duffey in the river.READ MORE: Protesters March Through Downtown Minneapolis On Eve Of Chauvin Trial
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student disappeared after he left a downtown bar early Saturday morning. He was celebrating his 21st birthday and police do not suspect foul play.
Police had already stopped an exhaustive neighborhood search for Duffey that included the use of tracking dogs and about 150 volunteers knocking on doors, checking backyards and passing out fliers with Duffey’s photo.MORE NEWS: Jury Consultant: Picking Jurors In Derek Chauvin Trial Will Be 'Herculean Task'
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