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Body found in Kettle Moraine Forest

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WALWORTH COUNTY (WKOW) -- Sunday afternoon, around 3:30, the Walworth County Sheriff's Office received a call about a deceased man found in the Kettle Moraine Forest.

The body was found in a heavily wooded area, well off of a marked trail. 

Dental records are being used to make a positive identification, however, personal items found at the scene leads investigators to believe this is the body of Russ Delorme, of Elkhorn.  An autopsy was performed Monday, with the cause of death believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Delorme had been reported missing August 1.  Prior to this body being discovered, eight separate searches involving on foot, horseback and ATVs were conducted by the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.

The investigation is ongoing.

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