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Body found in Pike River

SOMERS — The body of a man was found in the Pike River Friday afternoon, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department.

The body, which has not been identified, was sent to the medical examiner to determine cause of death.

It was found around 2 p.m. in the 1600 block of 12th Avenue.

No one is in custody and the public is not believed to be in any danger, authorities said.

“All I know is that the people who found the body came to my house to use my phone to call the sheriff’s department,” said an area resident who wished to remain anonymous. “It was two people walking down by the river, seeing if it was safe to ride their four-wheelers on it.”

The area resident indicated the body was half frozen and covered in snow. The area resident said the man looked middle-aged and had to be cut out of the ice, adding that the men who first found it thought it was a mannequin.

The area was being investigated by sheriff’s deputies late into the evening. The scene was cleared by 10:30 p.m.

No additional details were immediately available.

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