December 21, 2014

Missing man found dead in Chippewa County

An elderly man who went missing over the weekend in western Wisconsin was found dead, while a second man remains missing. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office was notified Sunday morning that 64-year-old Steven Berg was missing from his residence in the Town of Lafayette. Berg, who had Alzheimer’s, was last seen at 5:30 a.m by his wife.

Friends and neighbors searched the immediate area of the residence. Firefighters and Sheriff’s deputies joined the search, and shortly before 2 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department Boat Patrol located Berg’s body in the water approximately 300 yards west of the residence. Berg was pronounced dead at the scene by the Chippewa County Coroner.

The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find 78-year-old Ron (Ronnie) Sicard, a resident of a group home in Burnett County who was last seen at around 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

Sicard is about 6’2″ tall and 220 pounds. He walks with a noticeable limp and has a cast or wrap on his right wrist. Anyone near Johnson Lake or in the area of the Towns of Jackson or Oakland who may have had contact with Sicard is asked to call the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office at (715) 349-2128.