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UPDATE: Body Of Thomas Hecht Found In Milwaukee River

UPDATED Wednesday, April 18, 2012 --- 2:01 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 28-year-old man who drowned in a Milwaukee river had a high blood alcohol level.

Thomas Hecht went missing March 10 after a bar crawl with friends. He was pulled from the Milwaukee River 12 days later, not far from where he was last seen in downtown Milwaukee.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office had classified his death as an accidental drowning.

The office said Wednesday his blood alcohol level was .22. Wisconsin's legal driving limit is 0.08 percent.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Tuesday, March 27, 2012 --- 7:50 a.m.

HALES CORNERS, Wis. (AP) -- A Wednesday funeral is planned for a 28-year-old man found dead in the Milwaukee River.

Thomas Hecht went missing March 10 after a bar crawl with friends. He was pulled from the Milwaukee River last Thursday, not far from Water Street in downtown Milwaukee where he was last seen.

The Milwaukee Medical Examiner's Office has classified his death as an accidental drowning.

WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee reports (http://bit.ly/GVwBxB) there will be a memorial service at a Hales Corners funeral home Wednesday afternoon, followed by a funeral.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Friday, March 23, 2012 --- 1:00 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee County medical examiner has identified the body recovered from a river near downtown Milwaukee as that of a 28-year-old man who had been missing for nearly two weeks.

The body of Thomas Hecht was pulled from the Milwaukee River Thursday morning not far from Water Street in downtown Milwaukee where he was last seen March 10. Friends told police Hecht had been with them on a pub crawl and left by himself. Toxicology tests are pending.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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UPDATED Thursday, March 22, 2012 --- 12:25 p.m.

From WITI-TV:

Police believe they’ve recovered the body of 28-year-old Thomas Hecht from the Milwaukee River near 1500 RiverCenter Dr. in Milwaukee’s downtown.

Police say a positive ID will have to be determined by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner.

The Milwaukee Fire Department received a call this morning around 11:10 a.m. about a body in the Milwaukee River. The fire department says the body they recovered was fully clothed.

Hecht was last seen Saturday, March 10th at Rosie’s bar on Water St. while participating in the Shamrock Shindig pub crawl. The friends of Hecht has been searching for him for almost two weeks until MPD discovered a body they believe is Hecht.

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UPDATED Wednesday, March 14, 2012 --- 11:34 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police are still searching for a 28-year-old man missing since the weekend.

Family members reported Thomas Hecht missing Sunday night, saying it was uncharacteristic for him to be gone so long without contacting anyone. He was last seen at a bar in downtown Milwaukee Saturday night.

Police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz said Wednesday the harbor patrol unit has been searching the Milwaukee River since Monday. They are using sonar and divers are going in to inspect anything sizeable.

The family has also posted flyers around the city and the information is circulating through social media.

Police say Hecht was last wearing a green T-shirt with a St. Patrick's Day inscription on the front and green party beads around his neck.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press

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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 --- 1:35 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police are searching for a missing 28-year-old man.

Family members reported Thomas Hecht missing Sunday night, saying it was uncharacteristic for him to be gone so long without contacting anyone. He was last seen at a bar in downtown Milwaukee Saturday night.

Police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz said Monday they are searching the area of bars where he was last seen and interviewing family and friends.

She says he was wearing a green T-shirt with a St. Patrick's Day inscription on the front and green party beads around his neck.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press


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