Sheboygan police: Body found in river

Body found in Sheboygan River 3/19/17 (Courtesy: Sheboygan Night Scanner/WITI)

UPDATE: The body has been identified as that of Melvin J. Krause, 73, of Sheboygan.

Police say Krause drowned. The medical examiner's office has ruled his death a suicide.


SHEBOYGAN (WLUK) -- The Sheboygan Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen about a body floating in the Sheboygan River on the 700 block of Riverfront Drive around 8:36 a.m. on Sunday.

The body has been identified as a middle-aged white man, but no names are being released until the family is notified.

The cause of death and how the body ended up in the river are still under investigation.

Authorities say the cause of death is not believed to be suspicious and the public is not in danger.

FOX 11 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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