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Investigation into discovery of Beau Butschke's body

CREATED Jul 27, 2011 - UPDATED: Jul 27, 2011

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  • Video by wtmj.com

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  • Video by wtmj.com


IXONIA - A family spokesperson says that the body of Beau Butschke has been discovered.

It was found nearly two weeks since the man from Ixonia disappeared.

Investigators looked for more details at Ski Slide Storage, the location inside which Butschke, 28, was discovered, close to his home in Ixonia.

Ski Slide Storage is located near the corner of Rockvale and Ski Slide Roads.

Authorities put up crime scene tape around the property just before 5:00 a.m. Wednesday, and ended their investigation before 11:00 a.m.

"I'm sad for the family.  My heart and prayers go out," said Richard Sjoberg, a family friend who went to high school with Butschke.  "I wish this could have ended better."

"You just had that itch in the back of your mind that something was wrong."

Friends, family and volunteers had been searching on foot and in the air for Butschke since his disappearance.

He apparently had plans with his mother before his disappearance.

"When you are so totally proud of an individual and love him so dearly, the hurt is deep," said Bob Butschke, his father, before the discovery of his son's body.

"All we can hope is to find out whoever did this, and put real closure to it."

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is assisting in the investigation.