UPDATE: Authorities confirm body in truck is missing fire chief

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THURSDAY 8/26/2021 5:17 a.m.

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed a body discovered in a truck in northern Wisconsin is that of a missing fire chief.

Arcadia-Glencoe Fire Chief Jeff Halvorsen had been missing since Wednesday. Sheriff’s deputies found Halvorsen’s truck in a remote wooded area near Hayward on Sunday.

A body was inside the vehicle. WQOW-TV reports authorities have identified the body as Halversen.

A ruling on the cause of death is pending a toxicology report. Foul play isn’t suspected.

UPDATE: Missing Arcadia Fire Chief’s truck found with dead body inside, identity unknown

MONDAY 08/23/2021 2:55 p.m.

ARCADIA, Wis. (WFRV)- The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s department announced on Monday, August 23, that they had located Arcadia Fire Chief Jefferey Halvorsen’s truck.

Officials explain the truck was found on Sunday, August 22, with a dead body inside of it.

The Sheriff’s department received the call locating the truck around 2 p.m. in the afternoon. Responders headed to a remote wooded area near Hayward, reports explain. Upon finding the truck, authorities uncover the dead body inside.

Currently, the body has not been identified. 53-year-old Jefferey Halvorsen has not been located at this time either. Authorities do not believe, at this time in the investigation, that foul play is suspected. No additional information has been released at this time. Local Five will update this story as new details become public.

ORIGINAL STORY: MISSING ENDANGERED: Arcadia Fire Chief Jeffrey Halvorsen, 53, last seen in Independence

SUNDAY 08/22/2021 11:53 a.m.

ARCADIA, Wis. (WFRV) – An Endangered Missing Person Alert has been issued for Arcadia Fire Department Chief Jeffrey Halvorsen.

According to the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office, 53-year-old Jeffrey Halvorsen from Arcadia was last seen on August 18 at around 10:50 p.m., traveling northbound on US HWY 93 in the City of Independence.

Halvorsen is described as a 6’2″ white man with blue eyes and pepper-colored hair. He was last seen wearing shorts, a Polo shirt, and driving a 2020 Dark Gray, Dodge Ram 2500, single cab, that has a steel load rack across the back window and a WI license plate of NG1855.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Jeffrey, please contact the Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office at 715-538-4351.  

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