Body of Missing Harvard Student Found Off Custom House Wharf This Morning;


Nitin Nohria, Dean, Harvard Business School: "We were proud to have Nate as a student. We will honor him at graduation someway."

Hearse Taking Bihlmaier's Body from the Waterfront to Augusta

By Carol McCracken (Post # 1,141)

The body of missing Harvard Business School student, Nate Bihlmaier, 31, was found at 11:45 am at the bottom of the harbor just off Custom House Wharf said Chief Michael Sauschuck, at a press conference at 1:45 pm at Buoy Park, Commercial Street – two blocks from the press conference.

Bihlmaier’s body was brought ashore at the “BIW Walk” for privacy reasons with limited public access. A hearse brought his body to Augusta while an investigation into the matter is conducted. Chief Sauschuck said there was no evidence of crime.

The Chief corrected some information given out at yesterday’s press conference. Bihlmaier was actually asked to leave RiRi Pub at 11:30 pm Saturday evening rather than later; because he was intoxicated. The last cell phone conversation between Bihlmaier and the two friends who accompanied him from Boston was at 12:15 Sunday morning. Furthermore, the article of clothing found yesterday and not publicly identified was one of the flip-flops he was wearing that night. It was found in the water not far from RiRa Pub.

Dean of the Harvard Business School, Nitin Nohira, spoke at the press conference. “It is with a heavy heart that I am here today. While our students are getting ready for graduation on Thursday, this tragedy has happened here. It is so difficult to say that he is no longer here. Resolution has been achieved in this short time. He had a new job to start soon. He was the life of the class.”

It’s believed that his young widow, Nancy, four months pregnant and his parents, are still in the area pending the outcome of the investigation.

editor’s note: 5/23/12. It has just been reported that the Security Manager at RiRa Pub asked the deceased Nate Bihlmaier to live the pub Saturday around 11:20 pm because of “inapproprite behavior” with a woman patron at the bar.