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 Wednesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Soldiers from the barracks on the Arsenal manage to elude the vigilance of the guard nearly every day and come to town armed. In the hands of excited and perhaps intoxicated men, these weapons are dangerous. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Manufacturing's merchants and professional men of Moline were petitioning the Western Union Telegraph company to establish a telegraph office in the business area of the city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Three Rock Island students, the Misses Eleanor Cleaveland, Dorothy McCabe and Ruth West, escaped injury when fire destroyed College Hall at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War gave a party for William H. Stremmel, the only survivor of John Buford Post 243, GAR. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The East Moline Grade School Board of Education last night granted salary increases totaling about $47,000 to teachers and staff members. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Five champion spellers from the Rock Island/Milan School district were selected after competition this week at Modern Woodmen of America. Winners are Sarah Cottay, Christopher Gilbrich, Jared Vogele, Kedric Roper and Kenny Stevenson.