Family reacts to discovery of missing West Milwaukee man in lake

CREATED May 20, 2014 - UPDATED: May 22, 2014

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UPDATE: Autopsy results released Wednesday show Moebs drowned. The medical examiner said there was no sign of foul play.


MILWAUKEE - The family of a West Milwaukee man says they still don't know how their brother John died.

The 33-year-old man's body was discovered by a person out for a walk near McKinley Marina Tuesday morning. 

He vanished earlier this month after being seen out drinking at a Water Street bar.

Rebecca Moebs says the family received the news from Police the body had been positively identified as her sibling.

He was found fully clothed and with his wallet.

"We haven't been able to accept that he's been missing, we're just in shock and disbelief." She said. 

Investigators haven't said if they believe the man walked to the area or fell in the river and then was carried here. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday. 

Police haven't said if foul play may be involved. No funeral arrangements have been set.