CHETEK -- The Barron County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that Joey Moen, of Chetek, whose family reported missing, has been found deceased.

A Facebook page, Find Joey Moen, was created last weekend. Friends and family of Joey sought the community’s help in locating him.

Today, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald issued the following press release...

"On January 3, 2018, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department investigators were following up on a missing person case from December 27, 2017, and rechecking the area Joseph Moen was possible last seen, when they discovered a body in the woods outside of Chetek.

"The body has been identified as Joseph Moen, 49 of Chetek. Initial cause of death appears to be hypothermia but an autopsy is being conducted by the Barron County Medical Examiner’s office. No foul play is suspected at this time." 

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