UPDATE: Body Found in River Belongs to Missing Man


UPDATE (7/26/17) – The Rock Co. Medical Examiner has identified the body as Giese.  A cause of death could not be determined.  Police still do not suspect foul play.

Police and fire department personnel help pull a body from the Rock River Tuesday morning.

The body, of what appeared to be an adult male, was pulled from the water on the west side of the river just south of the Racine Street bridge. It was turned over to members of the Rock County Medical Examiner’s Office.

An autopsy to determine the identity of the victim, along with the cause of death, is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

On Friday, Dakota Giese, 21, of Janesville, was reported missing after being last seen in the Rock River in Janesville. It is not yet clear if the body pulled from the river Tuesday is that of Giese’s.

Notification of the victim’s family will be made sometime after the autopsy.

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