ST. CHARLES — The body of 102-year-old builder and philanthropist I.E. Millstone has been found in the Missouri River at St. Charles, more than two weeks after he reportedly jumped from a bridge.
A barge worker discovered the body at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Missouri State Water Patrol and the St. Charles Fire Department pulled the body from the river.
Water Patrol Sgt. Jerry Callahan confirms the body was Millstone's.
Last month, a witness saw an elderly man jump from the Daniel Boone Bridge into the Missouri River. A vehicle belonging to Millstone's caretaker was parked nearby.
Millstone's company built dozens of St. Louis landmarks, including the old Busch Stadium. He donated millions to Jewish projects and for causes related to education and the arts.
In 2007, Millstone's family started a $100,000 scholarship, in honor of his 100th birthday, at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, according to the school's Web site.
In March 2008, TV station KETC in St. Louis conducted an interview with Millstone: