Former Wisconsin Rapids Police Officer Found Dead

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Steven Lowe, a former Wisconsin Rapids police officer under investigation for a child sex crime was found dead Monday morning in Grand Rapids, a Wisconsin Rapids suburb.

A press release from the Grand Rapids police department says the 41-year-old Lowe was found in the back of his truck at about 10:30 Monday morning on the 4200 block of 74th St. South.

The Wood County assistant coroner pronounced him dead at the scene. Wood County Coroner Garry Kronstedt tells NewsChannel 7 Lowe apparently took his own life. He did not say how. Kronstedt says an autopsy is set for Tuesday.

The P.D. release says the incident is under investigation and no other information is being released at this time.

Earlier this month, Lowe was suspended by the Rapids P.D. pending the results of a state investigation, but resigned a short time later.

Court records say he posed as a teenage girl online to encourage teenage boys to send him nude pictures.