Official Press Release
An autopsy performed by State Pathologists has determined the body recovered from the Mississippi River in Muscatine IA on Sunday August 5, 2018 at approximately 6PM, Was indeed that of Hawk Newberry age two (2) of Moline IL. Hawk Newberry had fallen into the River at Schwiebert Park in the city Rock Island IL in the early evening on July 24, 2018. In addition of the Autopsy, Medical Records, Dental Record, Rock Island Police Dept. Records, Video Surveillance footage from the park and Multiple Interviews with the family, where all used to aid in the identification.
Our Office and Staff sends our Deepest Sympathy to family and hope that everyone do the same and give them the opportunity to grieve the loss of Hawk.
Our thanks go out to all the Search and Rescue Teams, Fire departments, Police and Sherriff Depts. and everyone who was involved in the search for Hawk.
If you have further questions, Please contact:
Muscatine County Medical Examiner Investigator Richard Hines 401 E 3rd St. Muscatine, IA 52761 Email: [email protected] Cell: 563-554-7036