The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a person found in the Township of Sparta.
Shortly after 12:30pm the Monroe County 911 Communication Center received a phone call from a canoer about a possible body that was located in the La Crosse River near the Hammer Rd. crossing.
Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to the scene and coordinated efforts to have the body removed. The
deceased subject has been identified, however no information related to the identity will be released until
next of kin has been notified.
The death investigation is active and ongoing and further information will be released when it becomes
available.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Monroe County 911 Communications Center,
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Sparta Area Fire District, and the Monroe County Medical
Examiner.

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