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Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:56 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2012 6:46 pm
Michael Philbin hasn't been seen since Sunday morning.By Josh Katzowitz

UPDATED (5:43 p.m. ET): ESPN Milwaukee's Jason Wilde is reporting that the Packers players have been told that the body has been indentified as Michael Philbin.

Earlier in the day, here's what coach Mike McCarthy had to say: "The Philbin family is obviously going through a tough time. As we always have, we're family-first in this organization. We're supporting Joe and his family the best we can, and we're holding out hope that this comes to a positive conclusion."

According to WFRV out of Green Bay, Oshkosh police are not releasing the name of the body due to "family wishes." Foul play is not suspected, but the investigation of the incident is still under investigation.

From the Twitter account of Giants defensive end Justin Tuck, whose squad faces Green Bay this weekend: "Our prayers go out to the Philbin family and Packer nation for their loss."

UPDATED (5:03 p.m. ET):
According to the, a body has been recovered from the river but no positive ID has been made yet.

Police said the body of a man between the ages of 20-25 was recovered in about 15 feet of water, 30 yards from the shore at about 3 p.m. Monday.


Police in Oshkosh, Wis., are searching for a person who might have fallen through the ice and into the Fox River, and at the same time, police are asking for help from the public to locate the whereabouts of 21-year-old Michael T. Philbin, the son of Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin.

As the reports, divers began to search for the missing person early Sunday when a man reported he thought he heard somebody crying out for help from the river about 2:30 a.m.

Michael Philbin was last heard from early Sunday while he was on a trip to visit friends at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He spoke to somebody on his cell phone about 2 a.m., and he wasn’t reported missing until about 8 p.m. Sunday. Police do not suspect foul play.

The police, though, are treating the missing persons report and the possible drowning as two separate incidents.

Philbin is described as 5-foot-11 and 155 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with any information on Philbin is asked to call Oshkosh police at (920) 236-5700.

In the past week, Joe Philbin has interviewed for the head coaching jobs for the Chiefs and the Dolphins.

"The Packers organization is aware of the missing person report regarding Michael Philbin, son of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin," the Packers said in a statement released Monday. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Philbin family during this difficult time. We ask anyone with information about Michael to contact the Oshkosh Police Department."

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Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:58 pm

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

philsfan are a piece of sh@t. Whats wrong with you? Mommy didn't give you enough love when you were a kid or maybe daddy didn't have time to play catch with you when you were younger? You made the same post when Will Wilford of the Bills died. You are a classless human being. You need to get out of your parents basement and grow up. Just because you're probably mid 30's with no job, no girlfriend and no future doesn't mean you have to make insane post to piss everybody off so they can respond to you and give you a little attention you so desperetly crave. You are a complete idiot

Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:56 pm

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

The judge in the case told him to behave or he would likely surface elsewhere.  Guess he did.

Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:34 pm

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

philsfan1 - you are a real idiot. I wish that I had it in me to wish very bad things upon you or someone that you. That way you could see how much support from everyone, including strangers helps a family get through their grieving. Unfortunately, I can't because i do not carry the level of thoughtlessness and careless ness that you posses. I would not want you or anyone that you love to have to go endure the pain that the Philbin's must, just so you would realize what a callous, insensitive jerk you are.
 My heart goes out to the Philbin's in their time of mourning.   

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:31 pm

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

Yes Phisfan, they do care.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:31 pm

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

Wait a minute. This cat sexually assaulted 2 girls and he only got 6 months? I feel bad for his family but to hell with him. He should have fallen through the ice a long time ago.

Since: Aug 8, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:19 pm

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

Do you people really think the Philbin family cares about your prayers and condolences?  They don't even know who you people are.  You people need to get a life.


You classless dumba$$. Did you ever wonder why your town has the reputation it has? It's because of wastes of skin like you, you moron.

Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:04 pm

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

It has been positively balmy in the Midwest this winter.  Very possible that ice was thin and he fell through.  Normally in mid-January it is frozen solid.  This winter, probably not. 

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:52 pm

Report: Body of Joe Philbin's son positively ID'd

F#ck phils fan, hes a moron, dont pay attentin to people like that, him and his buddies prob helped beat up that Vet after the winter classic..Philly gets a bad rap from their fans...f that town...

Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:38 pm
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