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Family of National Guardsman found dead asking for public's help

Family of National Guardsman found dead asking for public's help

By Michele Fiore. CREATED Apr 21, 2012

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) - The family of a 20-year-old National Guardsman found dead in the Chippewa County Forest is holding a public meeting Sunday.

Russell Plummer was about 30 yards from his vehicle in November 2009.

The cause of death was listed as "probably hypothermia."

Plummer's father, Jay North, tells The Chippewa Herald the family challenges that based on discussions with doctors.

North says Plummer couldn't have fallen down a hill and ended up where he was found because there were too many trees.

And if he had hypothermia, he should have been able to crawl to his nearby vehicle.

The meeting is in Cleveland, where the family plans to circulate a petition asking the sheriff to reopen the case.

Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk says they have no evidence to support foul play.





 

Michele Fiore

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Michele Fiore joined TODAY’S TMJ4 in 2013 after spending two years as a part-time reporter/anchor for our sister station, Newsradio 620 WTMJ.