One week after Bobbie Billups disappeared into the Mississippi River, the St. Louis Fire Department found his body.
Billups was fishing under the Merchants Bridge in downtown when he went to get something out of his car. While he was inside the car, it rolled in the river. Witnesses say Billups got out of the car, but he could not swim to the shore and bystanders could not rescue him.
Billups was 54 years old.