Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Missing Elkhorn Man's Body Found In Kettle Moraine Forest Near Whitewater

Russ Delorme

Delorme was last seen in Elkhorn on July 13, the Walworth County Sheriff reported.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 19, 2014

Whitewater, WI - On Tuesday, the Walworth County Sheriff's Office (WCSO)  reported that they believe the body of Russ Delorme, 48, of Elkhorn was discovered in the Kettle Moraine Forest. His vehicle was located on July 15 on Esterly Road at the Kettle Moraine Forest near Whitewater.
According to the WCSO, it had search the area multilple times with no luck to find Delorme. The WCSO says, "he was reported missing on August 01, 2014.  Prior to this discovery, the Walworth County Sheriff's Office conducted eight separate searches involving persons on foot, horseback, and ATVs."
On Sunday, a hiker around 3:30 p.m. discovered Delorme's body just off the Yellow Trail in the Kettle Moraine Forest. 
An autopsy on Monday indicates, Delorme suffered a self-inflicted wound. The WCSO is waiting to confirm Delorme's body by dental records.

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