UPDATE: The body of Eric Duffey has been found in the Wisconsin River. A witness came forward and said he had heard someone yelling for help at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday near the Clark street Bridge. Although the witness said he looked for someone, he didn’t see anyone.
Authorities said they removed the body from the river around 1:10 p.m. on Monday. The coroner made a positive identification.
Eric Duffey, 21, was last seen leaving Joe’s Bar in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. He was heading to the 700 block of Isadore Street where he lives.
Eric’s family were in Stevens Point to celebrate Eric’s birthday on Saturday, but he never showed up to meet him.
“We drove up from Madison to meet him today. We were going to take him out to lunch because it’s his 21st birthday and we were supposed to meet him at1:30 and when we arrived at his apartment none of his friends had seen him and couldn’t locate him,” said Eric’s father, Daren.
Eric is student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The authorities said that Eric left alone and was wearing an orange flannel shirt, bluejeans, and a brown jacket. Eric is 6 feet tall and 150 pounds with red hair and green eyes.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, poles call the Stevens Point Police Dept. at 715-346-1501.
Note: Many college-age men around Wisconsin have disappeared after leaving taverns and are later found in the river. Former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin’s 21-year-old son, Michael, was found dead in the Fox River in Oshkosh after a night out with friends last January.