SHERIFF: Body found in Onalaska storage unit identified

Man had been living in unit

The La Crosse County Medical Examiner identified the body found in an Onalaska storage unit on August 29.

Results from a DNA profile confirm that the body was 61-year-old Steven Tabbert, according to Tim Candahl, the La Crosse County Medical Examiner. He believes the body may have been in the storage unit since May 2019.

Tabbert lived in the La Crosse and Onalaska area, La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. His body was found by storage unit employees while conducting routine business inspections due to payments not being made.

Candahl says that there is no concern for public safety at this time.

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At about 3:32 pm Thursday afternoon Onalaska Police and Fire Departments were called to a local storage unit located at 1285 County Road PH.

According to Onalaska Police Chief Charles Ashbeck, an employee called to report the discovery.

Officials discovered a 60-year-old man was deceased inside a storage unit. Investigators with the Onalaska Police Department and La Crosse County Medical Examiner’s office were seen going in and out of a unit.

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