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Green Bay Police Department
Monday March 13th, 2023 :: 01:23 p.m. CDT


Update: Victim Identified from East River Ice Rescue & Recovery Effort

The Green Bay Police Department is able to release that the victim of an ice rescue and recovery effort on the East River is Dennis Doxtater, Jr., 47, Green Bay.

The GBPD Dive Team recovered the deceased male from the water on Saturday, March 11, 2023, after a passerby reported to have seen a backpack next to a hole in the ice by the foot bridge along the East River Trail near the 1400 block of E. Walnut Street.

The initial investigation currently does not indicate foul play.

The Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy.

No additional details will be released at this time.

We would like to recognize Green Bay Metro Fire Department for their assistance on-scene.

Anyone with information related to this case is encouraged to call Green Bay Police at (920) 448-3200 and reference case #23-212975. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime stoppers at (920) 432-STOP (7867). You may also submit a tip online at, or utilize the "P3 Tips" app for crime tips.

Green Bay Police Department
307 South Adams Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 920-448-3200

Jennifer Gonzalez
Communications Coordinator

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