TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say the death of a 25-year-old rural Luck man in the western Wisconsin woods may be heat-related.
The Polk County sheriff's office says the body of Matthew Coon was found Sunday in a wooded area in the Town of Johnstown a day after his family reported him missing.
Sheriff Pete Johnson says Coon's death is not considered suspicious and may have been heat-related.
Coon was in a car with friends in Johnstown Wednesday afternoon when he decided to get out and walk home. Temperatures that day reached the mid-90s.
The sheriff says Coon's family became concerned after they had not heard from him for a few days. Deputies searched Saturday but did not find him until Sunday.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports an autopsy has been ordered.
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