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(Update) Grant County officials confirm remains found are those of missing Dodgeville man

| August 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
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By Tim Hundt

On Monday the Grant County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that remains found in the Waterloo Township last week are those of Michael Upman, 41, who has been missing from the Dodgeville area since about June 26. The sheriff’s office said they positively identified Upman using dental records.

The sheriff’s office also said Upman dies of a self inflicted gunshot wound and they do not suspect any foul play in the case.



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By Tim Hundt

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department reported today that a farmer reported to them on Tuesday, August 6 that he had discovered some human remains in a wooded area of the Waterloo Township while mowing some pasture.

At this time the Sheriff’s Department says the remains are unidentified but also noted the remains are less than a mile from where a vehicle of a missing man was found several days ago. Michael Upman has been missing for about a month from the Dodgeville area. Upman’s vehicle was found in the same area several days ago.

It is unclear why Upman left the Dodgeville area. He had been missing since June 26.  Previous news reports say the Sheriff’s department thinks Upman left on his own and they do not suspect foul play but have not made a statement on that since the remains have been found.

The Sheriff’s Office goes on to say the remains as well as other items have been processed with assistance from the Wisconsin Crime Laboratory Mobile Crime Lab, The Wisconsin State Patrol Reconstruction Team and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit.  The remains were also sent to Madison for an autopsy.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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