Monroe County human remains identified

Monroe County human remains identified

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) - Human remains found in a field on Townline Road in September, 2018 have been identified, according to the Tomah Police Department's Facebook Page.

Tomah Police Chief Mark Nicholson said, "The investigation and subsequent examination of the items found has determined that the recovered human remains are that of Harold Andersen. At this time the cause of death or manner of death can not be determined."

Anderson, 80, of Tomah, was reported missing on January 1, 2018.

According to police, Anderson had not been seen for over a month. Authorities started a missing person investigation which resulted in no leads to indicate a location of Anderson and no financial transactions in or around the time of his disappearance were found.

An employee of a tree trimming company found the remains and reported them to the Tomah PD. The remains were sent to the UW Health Anatomic Pathology Lab in Madison for examination on September 20, 2018.

Authorities held a subsequent search, on October 16, 2018 in the area where the remains were found where they located additional remains.




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