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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: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:45 pm
 

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

@philsfan1: How on earth did you get such a high ranking if you're posting crap like that?  Others have suggested that you are the one who needs to "get a life", but I think it would be better if you found yourself a heart instead.

I join with many others in offering my thoughts and prayers to the Philbin family in their hour of need.




Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:42 pm
 

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

Punk athiest!  You need to be quiet!



Since: May 10, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:36 pm
 

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

Dude, spam with some class you piece of garbage.



Since: Oct 3, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:35 pm
 

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

kinda of a cold thing to say considering...



Since: Sep 19, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:34 pm
 

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

Hey philsfan 1, i am not surprised to see you are a penn state fan


abigale0110
Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:32 pm
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Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:31 pm
 

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

My thoughts and prayers are with the Philbin family and friends. Definitely putting my money on the Giants now.



Since: Jan 28, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:26 pm
 

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

PHILSFAN1, 
 
    your an idiot. Doesnt matter if the family knows the  people posting on this site or not, they are just offering their condolances to the family that is all. 



Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:22 pm
 

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

My thoughts and prayers go out to the girls whom this young man sexually assaulted last year.


philsfan1
Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:21 pm
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