UPDATE: Name released of body found on Marinette County snowmobile trail

MARINETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Jan. 8 11:48 p.m.
The name of the Houghton man whose body was found in Niagara on Sunday has been released.

Jacob William Gleason, 19, was found in a location off a snowmobile trail in a remote area in Niagara. It's believed he was on his way back to Houghton, but the reason he ended up in this area is unknown at this time.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 10. The investigation is ongoing.

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A 19-year-old Houghton man's body was found Sunday evening after a citizen reported an abandoned vehicle on a snowmobile trail.

According to Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve, the vehicle was found off of Barlow Lake Road and Brown Spur in the Town of Niagara Sunday at 1:45 p.m. The man had been traveling back to the Houghton area but had not been heard from for nearly 24 hours.

A search began, and a group of Niagara firemen found frozen remains that matched the description of the missing 19-year-old man around 8:30 p.m.

The firemen stayed in the woods until law enforcement officers could meet them. Officials took turns carrying the victim. The body was turned over to the Marinette County Coroner.

An investigation is underway and an autopsy is planned. The victim's name has not been released.

Sheriff Sauve would like to thank everyone who responded. The Niagara Fire Department Search Team was assisted by Niagara Rescue Squad, Wisconsin DNR Wardens, Wisconsin State Patrol, the Marinette County Deputy Coroner and the Marinette County Dispatchers.



 
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