Rapids man found dead in Portage County
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TOWN OF BELMONT – Human remains found in Portage County in September have been identified as a Wisconsin Rapids man.
Portage County Medical Examiner Heather Schultz on Monday, Oct. 24 confirmed the identity of the deceased individual located in the Township of Belmont Sept. 22. Through the use of a Forensic Dentist and dental records the deceased individual was identified as 41-year-old Bruce Vossekuil of Wisconsin Rapids. The death investigation is ongoing.
On Wednesday Sept. 22, at approximately 3:06 p.m., the Portage County Communications Center received a call from an observant farm worker, regarding an individual who was found and believed to be deceased in the Town of Belmont, Portage County.
Deputies from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office responded and observed a deceased individual in a corn field near the intersection of 15th Rd. and Lein Rd. The Portage County Medical Examiner was notified and responded to the scene. It appears the individual had been at this location for some time due to decomposition.
The death at this time is being investigated as suspicious. Assisting in the investigation is the Wisconsin Crime Lab, Wisconsin State Patrol, Almond Fire Department and the Portage County Medical Examiner’s Office. At this time, it appears to be an isolated incident and the public is not at any risk.