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Forest County deputies find missing man's body in carSubmitted: 04/20/2019
Forest County deputies find missing man's body in car
Lane Kimble
Lane Kimble
News Director
lkimble@wjfw.com

CRANDON - Friday night, Forest County deputies found the body of a man who disappeared six months ago.

Richard Czarnecki, 84, was discovered dead in a car near Argonne around 6 p.m. April 19.  A caller had reported the car in the woods off Highway 32 and Strong Road, which is about halfway in between Hiles and Argonne.


Czarnecki was last seen at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Rothschild on Oct. 6, 2018. The Wisconsin Department of Justice issued a silver alert two days later, noting he may have been seen near Crandon on Oct. 7.

Crandon police and various local rescue squads helped the FCSO at the scene Friday night.

The Forest County Sheriff's Office notified Rothschild police and Czarnecki's family of their findings.

Sheriff John Dennee's press release did not indicate how Czarnecki died. Dennee wrote the matter is part of an ongoing investigation and no further details will be released at this time.


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