UPDATE: Autopsy: Wis. man found dead near river drowned

UPDATED Wednesday, July 24, 2013 --- 4:42 p.m.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- An autopsy finds drowning was the likely cause of death of a Wisconsin man whose body was found on the Minnesota shore of the St. Croix River in May.

Fifty-four-year-old Donald Marklowitz Jr. of Baldwin, Wis., was found dead near the river in Lakeland on May 14.

Marklowitz's family had reported him missing April 16 and said he may have been suicidal.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/17E5LWy) reports the Ramsey County medical examiner found Marklowitz's death was caused by "probable fresh water drowning."

Nothing was revealed in a toxicology screening. Foul play was not suspected.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 --- 10:47 p.m.

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities have identified the body of a man found on the St. Croix River shore in Minnesota.

The Ramsey County medical examiner's office identifies the body as that of 54-year-old Donald Duane Marklowitz Jr.

Washington County sheriff's authorities say Marklowitz was last seen in Hudson, Wis., on April 1. His body was found Tuesday on the river shore in Lakeland.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of death but say they are not looking for anyone in connection with the case and there is no threat to the public.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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