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Body found after man reported missing
Man last seen in South Wayne Oct. 3
Dustin A. Boeck - photo by Lafayette County Sheriff's Office

A body believed to be of a 30-year-old South Wayne man reported missing in early October was found Monday morning by a farmer.

Dustin A. Boeck had been reported missing Oct. 5, two days after his car was found in a ditch along River Bend Road.

Lafayette County sheriff’s detectives were able to place Boeck, according to witnesses, leaving a South Wayne residence Oct. 3 between 10 and 11 p.m.

Since Boeck’s reported disappearance, law enforcement tried to find Boeck using a remote-control flying drone equipped with high-resolution cameras, Madison police cadaver dogs, a South Wayne Fire Department diver, the Dane County Sheriff’s Dive Team and a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources boat, according to a Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Sheriff Scott Pedley said detectives followed leads of sightings of Boeck in Monroe, Baraboo, Hazel Green, Benton and Stephenson County, Ill.

The Sheriff’s Office said in October that Boeck was not wanted as part of a criminal investigation.

Then, Monday just before 10 a.m., a person operating farm equipment in a field next to a wooded area in the 6000 block of River Bend Road saw a body.

“The body located today appears to be that of Mr. Boeck,” said Pedley in the news release.

An autopsy was held Tuesday.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death.