UPDATE: Coroner: Shawano Co. Missing Man Believed to have Drowned

By: WSAW Staff
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UPDATE: Wed 11:59 AM, May 7, 2014

Investigators believe a man missing since July 2013 may have accidentally drowned.

Shawano County Coroner Mike Jesse says the body Paul Hudson was found May 4 in pond near Shawano Lake.

Hudson, 42, was reported missing in November 2013. Family members said it was not unusual for him to be by himself for periods of time. However, that much time was uncharacteristic.

Investigators say they do not feel Hudson's death is suspicious.

Jesse said too much time has passed to determine if alcohol was a factor in Hudson's death, however, toxicology should show if drug were in Hudson's system. Results could take up to several weeks.

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UPDATE: Mon 10:07 AM, May 5, 2014

The Shawano County Sheriff's Department says the body of a man missing since last summer has been found in pond near Shawano Lake.

Paul Hudson, 42 was last seen in July 2013. He was reported missing in November. Family members said it was not unusual for him to be by himself for periods of time. However, that much time was uncharacteristic.

Hudson's body was found around 3 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators says they do not feel Hudson's death is suspicious.

An autopsy will be preformed Monday.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Nov 5, 2013

The Shawano County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public help locating a missing man.

A detective with the department says they believe Paul Hudson, 42, was last seen on July 9 based on a statement from a family member.

Detective Sergeant Gordon Kowaleski said it was not unusual for Paul Hudson to have contact with anyone for a period of time, however, due to the amount of time that has now past, his family felt it was unusual and reported Hudson missing.

Paul was last seen by a family member walking in the vicinity of Loon Lake Boat Landing.

Paul is a male/white, 5’10”, 180 lbs, blond hair shoulder length, blue eyes.

If anyone has any information regarding Paul’s whereabouts or if you have seen Paul since July 9, 2013 please contact the Shawano Sheriff’s Department at 715-526-3111.


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