Body found in Milwaukee River is missing student

Published On: Mar 29 2013 08:38:43 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 29 2013 10:58:27 AM CDT
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -

An autopsy has confirmed the body found in the river in downtown Milwaukee is that of a college student who was last seen on New Year's Day.

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday the deceased is 24-year-old Nick Wilcox, a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student.

Family and friends had posted flyers about the Wilcox in the downtown area and had searched for him since he disappeared celebrating the New Year on Old World 3rd St.