Body Found in Taylor County

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email
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UPDATE: 5/10 at 4:39 p.m.

The Taylor County Sheriff's Department says the human remains were found in a swampy area near County Highway C about 10 miles northeast of Medford.

Highway C was closed between Faber Lane and County Road M due to the investigation. Ryan Burke spoke with the man who discovered the body. He and his wife were out for a walk Friday morning when he says they stumbled upon the remains. Larry Sprotte says he believes he may have also seen the body there Thursday but at the time thought that it was just garbage. However, upon closer examination Friday morning, he knew it was in fact a body.

"Today [Friday], we saw the same thing, but it looked like a spot of flesh was opened up so we assumed and we stepped down a little bit closer and it was in the shape of a body so we called to police right away,' he says.

Both the Taylor and Lincoln County Sheriff's Departments are investigating the case.

ORIGINAL STORY: 5/10 at 2:01 p.m.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says a body has been located in Taylor County.

The Wisconsin State Crime Lab has been called in to assist with the investigation.

It is unknown whether the remains could be that of a 48-year-old Anita Bucki. She was reported missing on April 26 by her husband. Ground and water searches near her home in the following days yielded no evidence and no sign of her.

According to Anita's husband, Mark, he and Anita were talking into the early morning hours of April 26. Mark reported that he went to bed and Anita remained up. Mark reported that this was the last time he had seen Anita. Mark advised that he woke up at around 5 a.m. and at that time she was gone.

Investigators say Anita left all of her personal belongings, as well as her car, purse, and cell phone at the house.

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