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Man who fell or jumped from bridge identified

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DAVENPORT (KWWL)-- A Davenport man who jumped or fell from a bridge near Interstate 74 after being chased by police has been identified.

Authorities say the body of 32 year old Matt Haessler was found in the Mississippi River on Saturday by boaters. Police say Haessler led them on a chase and he either fell or jumped off the bridge on May 8. Police say he refused to stop and authorities had to use stop sticks to get the car stopped, deflating the tires. Friends and family searched the river for days.

A cause of death has not been finalized.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

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