Body in Milwaukee River identified as missing McFarland student Sean Baek

Sean Baek (Source: via Milwaukee Police Department)
Sean Baek (Source: via Milwaukee Police Department)(NBC15)
Published: Mar. 31, 2020 at 3:52 PM CDT
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A body found in the Milwaukee River yesterday has been identified as Sean Baek, the UW-Milwaukee student who's been missing for more than a month.

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office officially identified the body on Tuesday, according to a release.

Milwaukee Police say officers responded to a report of a body floating in the river around 5 p.m. Monday, in the 1900 block of N. Commerce St.

Baek, a UWM freshman from McFarland, Wis.,

on campus back in February.

Police believe Baek and another student had been using LSD in their dorm room. The other student began to have a bad reaction to the drug, and Baek ran out of the residence hall and disappeared.

Around the same time when Baek disappeared, a witnesses reported seeing a person run towards the Milwaukee River.

The last text Baek's family received from him was around 1:20 a.m., in which he wrote: "I love you guys. I am so sorry."