ANTIGO - A body found just west of Antigo does not appear to be a victim of of violence.
Late yesterday, someone walking in a wooded area came across a badly-decomposed body.
It was on private hunting property between West First Avenue and Hazel Road.
Friday afternoon, Langlade County Coroner Larry Shadick told Newswatch 12 preliminary results from a forensic autopsy make him believe the body is an elderly Antigo man who hasn't been seen since this Spring.
Investigators found an ID belonging to the missing man.
There won't be any positive identification until a forensic dentist in Madison can compare dental records.
That might take a week or more.
Shadick says the missing man often rode a bicycle to get around, and a bike was found near the corpse.
MERRILL - Pete Borchardt claims corruption in the Sheriff's Office cost him the Republican primary for Lincoln County Sheriff.
Borchardt, a Merrill police officer, lost to Sheriff's Lt. Ken Schneider by more than 400 votes in the August race. There's no Democrat on the general election ballot, so it appeared Schneider would coast into office.
But Borchardt's now running a write-in campaign. He thinks he would have won in August, if not for corruption.
"Corruption is not too strong of a word to use," Borchardt said Wednesday. "There are some things that have gone on at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office that should not go on in an organization."
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