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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 Northwestern.com, 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.

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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 Northwestern.com 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 27, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:35 pm
 

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

You are by far the most ignorant SOB I've ever encountered.



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:30 pm
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Since: Dec 27, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:27 pm
 

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

Just Tragic!




Since: Oct 26, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:26 pm
 

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

When I think of something happening to my own son, just the thought can bring me to tears. I can't imagine what this family must be going through.
My god bless.  


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Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:24 pm
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Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:20 pm
 

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

Just ignore the trolls. All they want is your attention, and this is the perfect, easiest place to get it.



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:19 pm
 

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

As a father this literally makes me ill to my stomach. I can't imagine what they must be going through. Very sad news.



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:06 pm
 

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

philsfan1 is a typical psu pedophile. i don't know why his comment surprised anyone.



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:03 pm
 

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

Seriously, where do people like you come from? I can't fathom anyone being as heartless as you, commenting the way you did. My condolences go to the family of the young man who lost his life (you only get one) and to you ROT IN HELL YOU DUMB PIECE OF !



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:54 pm
 

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

philsfan does this time everyone dies and rips on everyone who gives prayers and condolences. I know if i was in the public view and people were considerate enough to offer it i would definitely appreciate it and wouldnt care if they knew me or not. It is a pretty horrific time for the family to say the least


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