March 4, 2009

Missing man's body found in Root River

The body of a man missing since Friday was found today by a fisherman, in the Root River, near the intersection of Rupert Boulevard and Kinzie Avenue.

Thurman Golden, 57, of Racine was reported missing by family members; he had last been seen at 1:45 a.m. Friday morning after dropping off some fellow patrons from the American Legion bar at 1234 Douglas Ave. Police confirmed that the body was Mr. Golden, and are awaiting results of an autopsy to be conducted by the Waukesha County Medical Examiner on Thursday. Police are looking for his car, a green four-door 1993 Saturn SL2, with license plates 763-NJB.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Racine Police Department at 262-635-7700, or to forward tips through the Crimestoppers website, phone (262-636-9330), or by texting to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D.# TIP417 with your text message.

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