Body of missing West Reading man found in Schuylkill River

WEST READING, Pa. - A missing West Reading man was found dead in the Schuylkill River on Saturday, police said.

Ernest "Ernie" Lubbeke, 80, of West Reading, was last seen Friday morning. Police said that he had mobility and cognitive issues.

West Reading police confirmed Saturday that his body was recovered around 2:15 p.m. in the river near the Buttonwood Street Bridge.

Lubbeke's death is still under investigation.

The search backed up traffic on the West Shore Bypass for hours.

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