LEMONWEIR TOWNSHIP (WKOW) -- Juneau County Sheriff's officials say special agents with the state justice department's division of criminal investigation are part of the continuing probe into a 28-year old man's death at a mobile home park in the town of Lemonweir.
The man's name has not been released by authorities, but several friends and acquaintances of the man spoke with 27 News and identified him as a Mauston factory worker, who had lived in a mobile home in the development on Highway-82 for a few months.
Authorities say one of the man's relatives went to check on the man Sunday and found the man's body.
A friend of the man, who spoke to 27 News on the condition of anonymity, says the man had expressed fears a co-worker's husband would come to the man's mobile home and confront him.
Juneau County Sheriff Brent Oleson says he's awaiting the results of an autopsy on the body. Oleson declines to comment on whether foul play may be involved in the death. But Oleson says "...anytime we have an incident of this nature, we contact DCI. They're probably the best investigators in the state."
Neighbor Ruth Borduer says the man kept to himself, and she would only see him commuting to-and-from work. Borduer says she saw the man just hours before his body was found, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. Borduer says she heard no loud noises, sounds of commotion, or anything that would trigger concern.
The man's friend says the man was respected and well-liked, working for a company in Mauston's industrial park. A company representative has yet to respond to a request for comment from 27 News.
Wisconsin's online database of court records shows no criminal history for the man in the past five years, only a 2003 misdemeanor drug conviction.
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