Brodhead police identify man found in Sugar River

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Gazette staff
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
— Authorities identified the body of the man found Saturday morning in a tributary of the Sugar River as Steven J. Webber, 54, Brodhead, according to a Brodhead Police Department news release.

Webber appears to have drowned, and no foul play was involved, based on the police investigation and coroner's autopsy, Brodhead Police Chief Tom Moczynski said in the release.

A person reported seeing the man's body at about 10:45 a.m. in the Sugar River Mill Race, a manmade tributary of the Sugar River that flows through the west side of Brodhead. The body was in the water adjacent to Putnam Park, just south of County F, which crosses the Sugar River, police said.

An autopsy was conducted Sunday, and Green County Coroner Kris Hasse said Webber might have had an underlying medical condition. She said authorities were not sure what led to the drowningóthere was no evidence that he was fishingóbut "it could be due to some medical condition," she said.

No other details about the circumstances of the death were available Monday, according to the Brodhead Police Department.

Last updated: 5:00 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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