By Gazette staff
PORTAGE COUNTY – Officials have identified a body found in the Portage County town of Belmont.
“On Monday October 24, 2022, Portage County Medical Examiner Heather Schultz confirmed the identity of the deceased individual located in the Township of Belmont on September 22, 2022. Through the use of a forensic dentist and dental records the deceased individual was identified as 41-year-old Bruce Vossekuil of Wisconsin Rapids,” an Oct. 24 release from Portage County Sheriff Mike Lukas stated.
On Sept. 21, shortly after 3 p.m., the Portage County Communications Center received a call from a farm worker, regarding “an individual who appeared to be deceased.”
The body was located in a corn field near the intersection of 15th Road and Lein Road.
The Portage County Sheriff’s department said that it appeared the individual had been there for some time due to the level of decomposition.
The death investigation is ongoing. No other information is available at this time.