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Human remains found, missing person case cleared

MARINETTE, Wis. — A missing-persons case from 2018 has been cleared following the identification of human remains found in Wisconsin’s Marinette County on Saturday.

The remains, which according to a Marinette County Sheriff’s Office release “had been there for quite some time,” were discovered by the owners of a wooded parcel in Athelstane Township as they walked the property.

MCSO investigators determined that the remains were that of Benjamin D. Bodwin, 54, of Milwaukee.

Bodwin was last seen in August 2018 after leaving his broken-down vehicle at a business in Athelstane.

No foul play is suspected, police said. The Marinette County medical examiner ruled that Bodwin died by suicide, officials said in the release. The sheriff’s office was assisted by Marinette County Central Dispatch and the Athelstane Fire Department.

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