Human remains may solve Wis. missing man case

MENOMONiE, Wis. - The discovery of human remains in northern Dunn County may solve the case of a man listed as missing for more than 10 years.

On Sunday just before 9 a.m. dispatchers received a 911 call from hunters who had found what were believed to be human remains. Deputies and the Dunn County Medical Examiner responded and confirmed that the remains were from a person. The scene was searched for evidence and processed.

Based on where the remains were found and items gathered at the scene it is believed that the remains belong to Douglas Lee Poach, who was last seen on January 3, 2006. Poach was 53-years-old when his disappeared, an alcoholic with an extensive criminal record who had made statements before his disappearance that left his family worried about his safety. 

The remains were transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. A DNA test to confirm the identity of the person will take at least 30 days. 

 


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