Sources confirm body recovered in Oshkosh is Michael Philbin
Henry Rosoff FOX6 Reporter 4:57 p.m. CST, January 9, 2012
WITI-TV, GREEN BAY
Sources tell FOX6 News a body pulled from the Fox River in Oshkosh is that of 21-year-old Michael Philbin, son of Green Bay packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin.
The body was pulled from the river around 3 p.m. Monday. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department says it matched the description of Philbin.
In a news release issued Monday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers said, "The Packers organization is aware of the missing person report regarding Michael Philbin, son of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Philbin family during this difficult time. We ask anyone with information about Michael to contact the Oshkosh Police Department."
Coach Mike McCarthy said Philbin was in Oshkosh on Monday, and said the team has contingency plans in place if Philbin can't be there this week.
"We're supporting Joe and his family the best we can, and we're holding out hope that this comes to a positive conclusion," McCarthy said.
"The Packers organization is aware of the missing person report regarding Michael Philbin, son of offensive coordinator Joe Philbin," Packers general manager Ted Thompson said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Philbin family during this difficult time."
Joe Philbin has been with the Packers since 2003, and has been the team's offensive coordinator since 2007. He interviewed for the Miami Dolphins' vacant head coaching job last week.