Police have identified the man found dead Tuesday in the Mississippi River but are not releasing his name until his family is notified.
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, according to Assistant Davenport Police Chief Donald Schaeffer.
Shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, a jogger witnessed the man, believed to be between 40 and 50 years old, floating in the river about 50 feet from shore near Lindsay Harbor Marina in Davenport.Police at the scene were not able to immediately identify the man, who was found without any identification.
On Tuesday, Asst. Chief Schaeffer said the man appeared to have been in the water for some time and did not display any apparent signs of trauma or foul play.He also said the body may have traveled downriver before reaching Lindsay Harbor Marina.
Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.