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Brown County endangered teen, body recovered

Daniela Velazquez
Posted at 3:10 PM, Jan 30, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-31 19:44:04-05

WRIGHTSTOWN (NBC 26) — UPDATE: A body that is believed to be Daniela I. Velazquez has been recovered in the 2600 block of Day Street in the Town of Wrigtstown at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday.

According to the Brown County Sheriff's Office, a State Trooper located Daniela's vehicle in the ditch at about 2:30 p.m. after she did not show up for work Sunday morning. A welfare check was called for after finding her phone and shoes outside of the car, the keys and wallet were still inside the vehicle.

After checking surveillance cameras in the area and searching video on social media, law enforcement began searching the area on foot at 4:19 p.m. Sunday night and used drone assistance from the Green Bay Fire Department. A K9 was also used to assist in the area search which produced an article of clothing that matched a last-seen description.

Search efforts resumed with assistance from personnel on snowmobiles and ATVs to cover more areas faster and focused the search area on where the clothing item
was found.

The Brown County Sheriff's Office is continuing to follow up on leads and is waiting for positive identification by the ME's Office and the results of an autopsy, which
will be performed later in the week.

No foul play is suspected at this time.

Watch the entire press conference update below.



The Brown County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Daniela I. Velazquez, a 17-year-old Hispanic girl from Wrightstown who has been missing and endangered since Sunday, January 29.

Velazquez is 5 foot 3 inches, about 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen on foot in the area of Highway 96 and Blake Road in the town of Wrightstown wearing red and white pajama pants and a black and grey sweatshirt.

Those with information are asked to contact Sgt. Matthew Omdahl or the Brown County Sheriff’s Office.