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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.