On Friday, April 24, 2009, a passerby spotted the body of 33-year-old Jesse James Archer at about 3:10 p.m. in the Fox River near the coal piles south of the Don A. Tilleman Bridge on Mason Street [also reported as the Walnut Street Bridge] in Green Bay, WI. The location was not far from Pearl Street.
Archer had been missing since April 4.
Recovery and Findings
The Green Bay Fire Department water rescue team used an inflatable boat to bring the body ashore at the Leicht Memorial Park boat dock, just north of the Ray Nitschke Memorial Bridge about an hour after it was first reported.
Brown County medical examiner Al Klimek said the body was identified as Jesse Archer right away because of his tattoos. Klimek said the body was probably in the river several weeks and might have surfaced due to current changes caused by Friday's warm weather. He also told the Green Bay Press Gazette that there were no immediate reasons to suspect foul play, but he said the condition of the body would require additional time to finalize a cause of death.
An autopsy was planned Saturday (April 25).
Jesse disappeared on April 4, the day before college student Dan Zamlen
disapppeared in neighboring Minnesota. His body was found on April 24, the day before Jelani
Brinson, another Minnesotan, was found).
About Jesse Archer
Jesse is the son of Susi Preshaw, Jacksonville, Florida. A memorial gathering to commemorate Jessie's life will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday (May 2, 2009) at St. James Park, 801 S. Madison Street. Malcore (West) Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.