Body in River ID'd as Missing Delco Father

The beloved man has not been seen since before Thanksgiving.

By Sarah Glover and David Chang
|  Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014  |  Updated 6:59 AM EDT
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Father Missing From Home

William Schwenger

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Police identified a body found in the Delaware River as a Delaware County man who went missing last November.

William “Bill” Schwenger, 61, went missing on November 27. He was last seen on the unit block of Mill Street in Clifton Heights, Pa.

Schwenger’s family started a Facebook page called Find Bill Schwenger. According to the page Schwenger, who was a father, grandfather, and husband, suffered from depression.

On Jan. 1, shortly before 7:30 p.m., a body was discovered on the banks of the Delaware River near 45 East Delaware Avenue in Marcus Hook, Pa. On Tuesday, police identified the body as Schwenger.

According to investigators, the cause of death was ruled a drowning while the manner of death was ruled a suicide.

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