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updated 12:00 PM UTC, Jul 18, 2018

Man Found Dead Near Chetek Wasn't Dressed Appropriately

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Investigators with the Barron County Sheriff's Office are following up on the death of a Chetek man whose body was found more than a week after he went missing.

  Deputies say 49-year-old Joseph Moen wasn't dressed appropriately for the bitterly cold weather.  He went missing Christmas Eve and was found Wednesday near a camp he had set up.  Investigators say it isn't clear yet if drugs or alcohol played a role in Moen's death.  The cause of death appears to be hypothermia, but an autopsy will make an official determination.


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