Hypothermia Likely Caused Death of Western Wis. Man

Hypothermia Likely Caused Death of Western Wis. Man

January 04, 2018 12:28 PM

CHETEK, Wis. (AP) - Sheriff's authorities in western Wisconsin say a man found dead in some woods near Chetek likely died of hypothermia.

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The Barron County Sheriff's Department says deputies on Wednesday were rechecking an area where Joseph Moen was last seen and discovered his body. The 49-year-old Chetek man was reported missing December 27. Officials say the initial cause of death appears to be exposure to the cold.

The Barron County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy.


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