(Update) Body of 57-year-old Jackson County man found on his own property, 20-year-old son charged with homocide

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Jackson County Sheriff’s investigators held a news conference today and said they found, what they believe to be,  the body of 57-year-old Brian Helgson on his property at just about the same time as they were taking his son into custody.

Yesterday Jackson County officials issued a statement looking for the publics help in locating 20-year-old Lars Helgeson in connection with the disappearance of his father. Lars Helgeson was considered a person of interest after relatives went to the rural home shared by the two men and could not locate either one of them but saw someone trying to hide inside the house.

As sheriff’s officials dug deeper they were able to determine that Lars had been in contact with friends but they were not able to question him. Investigators then alerted the general public that they were looking for Lars. Last night the located him along with a body on the property and Lars Helgeson is facing first degree intentional homicide charges. The body is being sent for an autopsy to positively confirm the identity and the exact cause of death.

Lars Helgeson is being held in the Jacskon County Jail awaiting an initial court appearance.

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) – The adult son of a man missing in Jackson County has been arrested.

Sheriff’s officials say a tip led deputies to a stolen SUV. When deputies approached, a man believed to be the son fled into some woods. Sheriff Duane Waldera says deputies from Jackson and Trempealeau (TREMP’-eh-loh) counties, the State Patrol and state agents search the area Wednesday. The 20-year-old son was arrested about 6 p.m. southeast of Hixton where he lived with his father.

Authorities earlier said the son might be armed and dangerous. But, WXOW-TV reports he was not armed at the time of his arrest. He’s being held in the Jackson County Jail.

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