Police: Body of Missing Kaukauna Man Discovered in Madison Lake

By: WSAW Staff/ Associated Press Email
By: WSAW Staff/ Associated Press Email

UPDATE: 4/18 at 10:28 a.m.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office says body pulled from Lake Monona on Wednesday is that of a missing Kaukauna. Charles Geurts was last seen in Madison for a work conference on January 16.

According to WMTV-TV, on Tuesday, an avid diver was operating his personal side scan sonar when he discovered the body. He then alerted authorities.

Dane County Sheriff's Office is expected to hold a press conference on Thursday regarding the case.

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UPDATE: 1/23 at 9:07 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say a missing Kaukauna man may have fallen into open water on Lake Monona.

Twenty-six-year-old Charles Geurts has been missing in Madison for a week. He was in town to attend a conference for work and was last seen leaving a hotel Jan. 16.

South District Capt. Joe Balles tells the Wisconsin State Journal a police dog found Geurts' scent where a man believed to be Geurts knocked on the patio door of a home about a half-hour after leaving the hotel.

Balles says the Dane County sheriff's office searched the lake but didn't find any evidence Geurts had fallen through the ice or entered open water

Police suspended their search Saturday night after nearly 50 family members and friends of Geurts spent the day distributing fliers.

If you have any information, you're asked to the call the Madison Police Department at 608-266-4275.


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