Missing 19-year-old man found dead in Marinette County

TOWN OF NIAGRA, Wis. -

A 19-year-old man has been found dead after being reported missing in Marinette County. 

The Marinette County Sheriff said the man from Houghton Michigan was reported missing around 1:45 p.m. Sunday. 

The man's vehicle was found abandoned off Barlow Lake Road on a snowmobile trail in the Town of Niagara. 

A group of Niagara firemen began their search in the wilderness around 8:30 p.m. and found the frozen and deceased remains of a young man matching the description of the missing individual. 

The firemen had dwindling cell phone power and weren't exactly sure of their location so they stayed with the recovered body deep in the woods and made a fire to stay warm. 

Law enforcement officers eventually made their way to their location and took turns carrying the victim out of the woods. 

The body has been turned over to the Marinette County Coroner. 

The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy is planned. 

The name of the victim and further information will be released at a later time. 

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