UPDATE: Sheriff's office looking for help identifying man found dead in river

Published: Sep. 29, 2017 at 1:30 AM CDT
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The man found dead in the Chippewa River Thursday was wearing a swimming suit and "black aqua-style shoes."

On Friday afternoon, the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department said in a statement it is asking for help figuring out the man's identity. Investigators did not know how long the man had been dead for when a hunter found him Thursday afternoon near the Porterville boat landing. An autopsy was performed Friday morning.

The sheriff's office said no foul play is suspected in the case. If you have any information, you're asked to call (715) 839-4972.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (EAU CLAIRE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE) -- An autopsy was conducted this morning with the assistance of the Eau Claire Police Department Detective Division. The identity of the individual found in the Township of Brunswick remains unknown at this time. Subject is described as a male, white, approximately 30+ years of age, approximately 165 pounds, approximately 5 feet/7 inches tall. He had dark brown hair with some noticeable greying which fell slightly over his ears. Subject has no tattoos, no noticeable scars and no piercings. Subject was wearing red swim trunks and black aqua-style shoes. It is unknown how long the subject has been deceased. No foul play is suspected.

The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance in identifying this individual. Please call the Communications Center, non-emergency number at 715-839-4972 with any information.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Two law enforcement agencies are working to identify a man found dead in the Chippewa River near Eau Claire.

On Friday morning, Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer told WEAU 13 News that the man was found in "fairly shallow water" Thursday. He said the sheriff's office is working with the Eau Claire Police Department in hopes of identifying the man.

"At this point, we're just trying to check missing people, reported missing and especially looking male, adult, probably mid-30s or older," Cramer said.

Cramer said an autopsy was being performed Friday morning. He said it was too early to tell if there was any trauma to the body. Crews responded to the Porterville boat landing in the Town of Brunswick around 5:40 p.m. Thursday. A hunter reported finding a body in the water. Investigators pulled the body from the water near the boat landing.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A death investigation is underway after a body was found in the Chippewa River.

The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office says crews were called to the Porterville boat landing in the Township of Brunswick around 5:40 p.m. Thursday evening, after a waterfowl hunter called to report he had found a dead body in the water.

When they arrived, officers investigated the report and found a dead person in the water, up river of the boat landing. The body was taken to shore and a death investigation began. At this time, the body has not been identified. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

No further details have been released, as the investigation continues.

The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office was assisted on the scene by Township Fire, Eau Claire police and the Eau Claire County Medical Examiner's Office.