Missing Racine man Robert Dermody has been identified as the man whose body washed ashore Sunday morning in Kenosha.
How Dermody died is still a question, but WISN 12 News is reporting that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed his identity.
Dermody’s dog, wallet and cell phone were discovered in his car on Oct. 21 in Kenosha and asked for the public’s help finding him when searches of the area and a pond came up empty. Dermody lived in Racine but worked for AT&T in Kenosha.
Co-workers described Dermody as a nice person who loved his dog and seemed to be adjusting well to his new hometown after moving to Racine after living in Indiana. He was originally from Ohio.
“He definitely loved his dog and was often taking him for walks. He was quiet but was always friendly and positive,” Charles Geyer, one of Dermody’s co-workers at AT&T. “He was a very good employee and co-worker.”
Representatives from CWA Local 4611 expressed their condolences.
“We are all very sorry for his loss and have his loved ones in our thoughts,” they said.
Dermody’s dog, Jack, is in Ohio with Dermody’s parents, Geyer added.
A man walking along the shore around 8:15 a.m. Sunday found Dermody’s body washed up on the rocks near the 900 block of Sheridan Road. How he died hasn’t yet been determined, but an autopsy was done Monday.