New details released in Lake Kegonsa death investigation - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

New details released in Lake Kegonsa death investigation

Posted:

UPDATE: Wednesday (10/15/08) 5:30 p.m.

Lake Kegonsa (WKOW) -- The Dane County Coroner has released more details about the decomposed body found in Lake Kegonsa State Park in Stoughton on Monday evening.

Tuesday, authorities confirmed the body belonged to a non-Caucasian man, between 30 and 40 years old. And Wednesday, the coroner added that the man had short, curly black hair and dental fillings.

Several additional forensic studies will be conducted in an effort to establish an identity for the remains, and determine the manner and cause of death.  Results of those examinations probably won't be available for several weeks.

********

Lake Kegonsa (WKOW) -- Dane County Coroner John Stanely released new information on Tuesday about the decomposed body found in Lake Kegonsa State Park in Stoughton on Monday evening.

Stanley says the body is an adult male, probably in his 30s or 40s, and not white.

It is too early for Stanley to determine the cause of death, but he says he believes the body has been in the woods for "months," but less than a year.

Starting Tuesday at daybreak, investigators from the Coroner's office and Dane County Sheriff's office began combing the woods near the body for evidence.

"There is some other evidence in there, but we haven't been able to get to a point where we can move the body," said Stanely.

The coroner plans to submit DNA samples to the national database of meeting persons as soon as he can.

Send comments to Dan Cassuto at dcassuto@wkowtv.com.

Powered by Frankly