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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, 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.


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 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: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 9:09 am

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


Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:57 am
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Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:49 am

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

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Since: Nov 14, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:39 am

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

This is terrible and my heart goes out to the family and freinds.  Also, a terrible job by CBS not making this more of a headline.  I understand the meaningless SEC game last night has to take front stage but seriously, if it was not for Fox NEWS I may not have even noticed it.  Priorities CBS, priorities please.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:30 am

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

How do people do it? Post some of the things they do, this was a human life lost, a kid just beginning down the journey of life. 

Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:23 am

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

This is very upsetting.  I cannot for the life of me imagine losing a child.  It would turn my brain off and send me somewhere where nobody would understand me.  My heart goes out to the family.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 7:49 am

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

Awful sorry to hear about this .

Since: May 10, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 7:10 am

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

What a rude comment.  Heartless

Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 6:04 am

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

It's Obama's fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 2:19 am

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

gbfan155 and who the hell are u? the internet god police? i bet u still sitting there in your nyjer morgan jersey arent ya? or is it brett farve jersey week? anyway u look at it, u strike me as a fan of tools! go figure?

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