Chief Flynn speak out on Nick Wilcox death


by Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE---On Wednesday Chief Flynn addressed the suspicions about the death of Nick Wilcox. He's the 24-year-old man who went missing New Year's Eve and was found last week in the Milwaukee River.

"I can tell you right now we have no indications of foul play," Chief Flynn said. "But, we do have to wait for the toxicology report. But, there are no preliminary indications of foul play."

Wilcox's family says it has doubts that he was intoxicated to the level that he would have fallen in. They also say urinating at the river's edge would be out of character.

Social media has resurrected the drownings of dozens of men in nine states, including Wisconsin, after a night of partying.

CBS 58 News reported back in 2008 that two retired New York City Police Detectives believed a serial killer or killers were at work.

Retired Sgt. Kevin Gannon said at the time, "I believe an individual or group of individuals is targeting these young men in the bars, and then holding them for a period of time before entering them in the water."

Chief Flynn said Wednesday, "The serial killer we have is excessive alcohol intake. Facilitated by bars and taverns who are only too happy to serve you until you are legless."

Toxicology tests on Wilcox aren't due back for several weeks.


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