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Police Say Missing Rock Island Man Found In River

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David G. Harker David G. Harker
Search party gathered outside the Twenty Club bar in Moline. Search party gathered outside the Twenty Club bar in Moline.
Body recovered at Buffalo Shores Park Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 Body recovered at Buffalo Shores Park Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

A man who went missing on Sunday has been found dead in the Mississippi River. Authorities were called to Buffalo Shores Park around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday morning where a body had been discovered in the water. Moline police have identified the body as David G. Harker of Rock Island.

The 28-year-old man was last seen leaving the Twenty Sports BarAnd Grille in Moline around 2 a.m. Sunday. He told friends he was going to walk home, but never made it.

Family members were called to the scene in Buffalo as officers from several departments responded to the call, including Lt. Tim Lane of the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

"We went out and recovered that body. We have started an investigation. We've notified the county medical examiner and other local authorities. We have made an initial identification of who we think this is."

Later, Moline police confirmed that it was Harker. Officials say an autopsy will be scheduled, as early as Thursday and the investigation into his death continues.

The news comes as a big shock to many in the community who knew Harker. Ever since he went missing, family, friends and police organized search parties. They looked in alleys and ravines for several days trying to find him. They also said it was out of character for the father of two children to just disappear.

The family is planning a candlelight vigil to remember David Harker. It will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Park in Rock Island.

You can also offer your condolences on the Help Find David Harker Facebook page, set up by his family.

 

 

 

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