23
Oct
08

Lake Kegonsa Body Identified

Here is an update from the Wisconsin State Journal about the body found in Lake Kegonsa State Park.

 

Body found in Lake Kegonsa State Park is Illinois man

By PATRICIA SIMMS 608-252-6492

psimms@madison.com

The skeletal remains found last week in Lake Kegonsa State Park have been identified as a 24-year-old former personal trainer from Naperville, Ill.

Quinton Armond Morris was identified by fingerprint comparisons conducted at the state Crime Laboratory.

Though nothing points to homicide at this point in the investigation, Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney said Wednesday that additional testing is being done to determine the cause of death. “At this point, nothing points definitely to death at the hands of another,” he said.

Morris’ family said he was on his way to Canada and had rented a car in the Madison area, said Elise Schaffer, Mahoney’s spokeswoman. The last time the family saw him was about six weeks ago, she said.

Schaffer said Morris was traveling alone, and police have not located the rental car.

“The only thing we found with him was a backpack,” Mahoney said, “and we are still not sure if it belongs to him.”

Archives of the Aurora Beacon News in Illinois list him as a 2002 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School.

A volunteer and a DNR warden working on a forest restoration project discovered Morris’ remains on Oct. 13 in a heavily wooded area approximately 150 feet off of a hiking trail in the park.

During the autopsy, enough tissue was recovered from the mostly skeletal remains to make the identification, Schaffer said. The identification will be confirmed by comparing dental records, she added.

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Dane County coroner’s office continue to investigate Morris’s death.

http://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/310800

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